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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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Description: 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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This Roman arena is well preserved, and has an excellent audio guide. Views from the top are amazing. I do not understand how other reviewers could not possibly be impressed... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

This Roman arena is well preserved, and has an excellent audio guide. Views from the top are amazing. I do not understand how other reviewers could not possibly be impressed with this arena - so well preserved and so much history! You need to wear good walking shoes with non slip soles, the steps are challenging in some areas. And... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

The amphitheatre is very well preserved and it appears to be almost 100% intact from 2,000 years ago. Despite the distraction of preparations for concerts, it was still possible to appreciate the grandeur and history of the building. The audio guide was excellent – probably the best commentary I’ve ever heard – and the use of information boards also brought... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Closed due to preparations for the Johnny Halliday concerts all we had were .Nimes dreams... Fabulous from the outside and a stones throw from our hotel.

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Detroit, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Great place to explore; you can go just about anywhere within the arena, poking around in nooks and crannies.

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Nice, France
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

This place is beautiful on the outside...inside, it's not worth it. There's just nothing to see, it's not even looking ancient! It has been arranged to be used for concerts and other events so it's really a waste.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

When you glimps the grey stone of the Arena you are taken back to Roman times. Such a contrast to the rest of Nimes. Take the time to walk around and return at dusk to see it in its glory. Good points: free to look around outside; Worth paying for pass to see the rest. Bad points: sometimes closed when... More 

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England, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

Spectacular from the exterior, the ampitheatre is magnificent to behold as it sits within the heart of Nimes. Going inside was very disappointing as it was completely covered with seating and the stage for a pop concert. None of the original stonework structure was still visible. It is nice that the arena is still being used, but not if you... More 

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Cuba, Illinois
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

The arene is filled with massive lighting and seats. No way to see the inside of the structure unless you like looking at it in such a non historical context. A sign saying it was being used for an event was purposely put away from the entry way where one entered so you would not know and that way they... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Bought a Nimes pass that gave me entry to the Arenes, The square house and the Magne Tower cost was 11 Euros , great value for the 3 sites. Following the commentary which was available in the language of choice meant that you could tour and site see at your own pace and enjoy not only the arenes but also... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

If you have seen the Collisium in Rome, this is on a smaller size but much more intact. I would suggest TA guided tour and not audios.

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Address: Address: Boulevard des Arenes, 30000 Nimes, France
Phone Number: +33 (0)4 66 21 82 56
Location: Europe  >  France  >  Languedoc-Roussillon  >  Gard  >  Nimes

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