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Arenes de Nimes

Boulevard des Arenes, 30000 Nimes, France
+33 (0)4 66 21 82 56
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Ranked #2 of 18 Attractions in Nimes
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Ancient Ruins, Monuments/ Statues, Arenas/ Stadiums/ Fields
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Baku, Baki, Azerbaijan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

I've liked vereything in this beautifull city. A really old town with a many many historical places. Many good restorants. Easy to walk. Cheap parking in down town :)

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Gatineau, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Stunningly well done with clear descriptions of the site, it's use, the abuse and traditions. You will never enter or leave a modern sports venue without remembering it was modelled on places like this. One of the very best amphitheatres in existence. Go early on warm days.

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Stourbridge, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

I would highly recommend anyone visiting Nîmes to take time to visit the Roman Amphitheatre. The free audioguides provide a comprehensive and detailed account of its history and will keep all ages informed and entertained throughout the trip. Ensure that you have your walking legs strapped on, as the tour requires you to scale the uppermost seating areas. By the... More

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Moscow, Russia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

It is so nice and charming in the morning (when there is no tourists in the street) and by night. The centre is small enough - it should be easy to find this POI

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cincinnati
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

This very well preserved Roman arena is still in use, 2000 years after construction. The excellent audioguide brings to life the gruesome "entertainments" offered here by the Romans in fascinating detail. At the end of the tour there are well done audio-visual presentations of the life and lot of gladiators as well as the modern day use of the arena... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW via mobile

Well worth a visit. Nimes is a fascinating city full of history, narrow cobbled streets, many cafes and restaurants .

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

A nice place to visit in Nimes, it'is included in a square, where was before the limit of the roman wall, it'is worththe wiew out side the Arena, today it's used for spansh touradas, in a sunny day is the perfect time to visit it. Go ahead !

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Kidderminster, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Very good value for money, audio guide is really detailed, but even better lets you go at your own pace, with the ability rewind or skip sections. The arena is so well preserved and a fantastic monument to the Roman times

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

We saw the arena in Nimes on a Sunday, and there were no crowds at all. It was an impressive sight to see, and an unforgettable experience to climb the stairs inside and choose a seat! It was a hot day, and the arena seats were mostly in the sun. However, there was plenty of shade in the surrounding galleries... More

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

The audioguide included in the price is very good indeed. We spent much longer here than we had expected because it was so good. Really impressed and very glad that I went.

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