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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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A must to visit, I will be back as soon as possible. The view I had as I walked around it at night was impressive.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

A must to visit, I will be back as soon as possible. The view I had as I walked around it at night was impressive.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Amazing insight into ancient Nimes with guided tours or audio players to listen at your leisure. The history is around Nimes is fascinating.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Russel Crowe in Gladiator would have been perfect here though the history of the place is so much better. Nice having individual headphones so you can go at your own pace. Be aware there are very large blocks to step up and some are uneven - well the place is VERY old! We learnt a lot which included finding out... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The arena , essentially a scaled down version of the Colosseum in Rome is in good condition. If you haven't been to Rome I think its probably more impressive. No on street parking but a few parking stations near by. Hot in Summer with little shade. I couldn't go inside it was hosting a concert that night (apparently not uncommon).

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Antibes, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 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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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 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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