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Aqueduct of Frejus: photo, description Aqueduc de Mons a Frejus)

The remains of the Roman aqueduct at Frejus is just one of the objects of the Roman heritage, which the city has a lot. The most well preserved ruins of two naval bases. They were remnants of the original layout of these structures.

The first settlement on the site of the modern Frejus was founded in 49 BC by order of Julius Caesar, and received its name in honor of the Emperor. The city stood on a busy road, so it was an active life and construction. The first building at the site dates to the 39th year before the city itself, there was placed a military Arsenal. The city was surrounded by strong walls, within which were erected numerous public buildings: the baths, theatre, arena. For water supply in urban fountains and baths were built aqueduct, the remains of this building have been preserved to the present day. The length of the aqueduct was about 40 meters. Now from him, survived fragments of the six arched openings. They are in the Park, Orellana.

In addition to the Aquaduct in Frejus, you can see the remains of other Roman buildings: amphitheatre, the arena which still hold bullfights and concerts of rock music, theater, located in the Northern part of the old city, a fragment of a term, one can see the remains of the city fortifications.

Interestingly, a major blow to the Roman legacy caused the Saracens destroyed the city in the beginning of the tenth century. At the end of that century, the city began to rebuild, but in a smaller area than was occupied by the Roman settlement.