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Arenes de Nimes

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Address: Boulevard des Arenes, 30000 Nimes, France
Phone Number: +33 (0)4 66 21 82 56
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The Arènes of Nîmes is the best preserved amphitheatre in the Roman world....

The Arènes of Nîmes is the best preserved amphitheatre in the Roman world. A contemporary of the Colosseum at Rome, it provides an exceptional example of Roman civilisation. The audio-guided and illustrated tour lets visitors experience the gladiator shows and life in Roman times. The gladiator's quarters presents the weapons and techniques of gladiatorial combat, and the Colours of the Bullfighting space introduces you to this world through the magnificent costumes of toreros.

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Well preserved Roman arena . Exciting tour , we were lead to the arena and handed audio guides with the history of the arena which was interesting and guided you step by step to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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Antibes, France

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Antibes, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Well preserved Roman arena . Exciting tour , we were lead to the arena and handed audio guides with the history of the arena which was interesting and guided you step by step to reach the top of the stairs and enjoy the view from the top , as well as the view of the city . As we were... More 

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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 170 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

It's a terrific Roman arena, well preserved and very impressive. Unfortunately they cleaned and restored a few sections to give it a brand new look and now those sections look like a movie set. It is covered by the Roman Pass which includes all Nimes' Roman sites and the Roman theater of Orange.

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Thank Ron S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A must see place when you are in NÎMES, the building is very well preserved and beautiful. But don't visit during the winter as the wind in Nîmes is very strong.

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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What an amazing sight especially when at night.We did not go inside as it was closed but it was a great experience.Lots of bars and restaurants close with good food and drink.The city is very clean

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Geneva, Switzerland
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22 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Despite the excessive entry fee (12 euros) it is worth a visit to the best preserved amphitheater/arena if in the area.

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Was a great stop. Worth the visit. Interesting and well preserved. Audio guide good as well. We all enjoyed it, fun.

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France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

An amazing structure beautifully presented, the audio commentary is well done and not too long. Emphasising the horrific things that happened here a bit better might make it more interesting for teenagers.

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Western Australia, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was better than the Colosseum, as there were no crowds! It is very well preserved! Well worth a visit!

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Canton of Geneva, Switzerland
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6 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

This coliseum is impressively well preserved. The audio guide is well done, though many of the recordings could be half their current length and still give 90% of the relevant information. Don't miss the gladiator quarters at the end! Overally very much worth the visit.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015 via mobile

We visited with three generations of family and everyone enjoyed it, including the little kids. Fascinating and great audio guide. The activity book for the kids is a great initiative.

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