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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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Very Nice Roman Arena's

To see absolutely if you in Nimes, really amazing monument, who replace you 2000 years ago. You can feel there he atmosphere of the roman periode and quite see Jule Cesear :)

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
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Krakow, Poland
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Brussels, Belgium
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

A visit of the aréna will cosy you 9,50 euros ... Nice experience but.... Nimes a nice place? Huuuum Arles is much more funny and lively. People are nice, buildings not well preserved but what to do in a city which is bankrupt ? What a pity as Nimes could be such a fantastic place history is there for sure... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

The arena looks spectacular from the outside. Unfortunately we were unable to visit the interior, due to set-up for the bull-fights scheduled for the evening. Closed for visits until later in May... Try to see if you can see the interior before making the trip to Nimes.

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Krakow, Poland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

To see absolutely if you in Nimes, really amazing monument, who replace you 2000 years ago. You can feel there he atmosphere of the roman periode and quite see Jule Cesear :)

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Toulouse, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

We were impressed by the fact that most of the amphitheater was still intact. Was impressive to be sitting in the actual Roman seats used by people for nearly 2000 years!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Stunning old amphitheater...capacity of about 28000 people so much smaller than the colluseum in Rome. However extremely well preserved and maintained. Can't imagine visiting Nimes and not seeing this...along with temple and tower.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

We stumbled upon Arenes de Nimes by accident, what a happy accident it was! It's quite pricy to enter but worth it. There's a somewhat nostalgic feeling to it, so much so that one can picture time immemorial when fights/competitions etc actually took place. The look and feel of it can me compared to that of the Colosseum in Rome.

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Amman, Jordan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Perfectly built... Beautifully made... And well designed... This arena is impressive... Massive and worth the drive we made to this city...

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Market Harborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

It would be very strange not to visit the Arenes if you are in Nimes. Although it would easily fit inside the Colosseum in Rome, the Arenes de Nimes it is very impressive and still used for various activities. If you are visiting Nimes I would strongly suggest that you buy a combined ticket that covers the Arena, Tour Mange... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

If you like history and learning a little bit while on vacation -- this is an excellent place to visit. The Audio tour is FREE and gives you a tidbits of information about the history of the arena and area. Didn't do the guided tour (also offered at no additional charge).

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

I went to the 2015 Roman Games at the Arena. I can understand some peoples lukewarm comments when just visiting the Arena when there is not an event being held. However, the Arena being able to see and walk around a Roman Arena that is in usable condition is special with itself. Being there when an event is being held... More 

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