This postcard by Lotza highlights one of the architectural gems of Saintes, the Arch of Germanicus. This triumphal arch dating from the 1st century A.D. was built to celebrate the victory of the Roman legions over the Gallic peoples. It is located on the banks of the Charente River, in the historic center of Saintes, and offers a breathtaking view of the river.
Saintes itself is a city rich in history and heritage, having been founded by the Romans in the 1st century BC. The city has been an important center of commerce and culture for centuries, and has witnessed many periods of war and conflict over the years.
Today, Saintes is a popular destination for history buffs, artists and travelers seeking authenticity. Visitors can admire the 12th century St. Peter’s Cathedral or explore the remains of the Roman theater. But it is the Arch of Germanicus that is one of the city’s most popular attractions, offering a fascinating glimpse into the history and culture of this region of France.
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