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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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The arena was closed, but the walk around it was still amazing. This is a very well preserved building and worth a trip to Nimes on its own. Unlike some, there is lots of space... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

The arena was closed, but the walk around it was still amazing. This is a very well preserved building and worth a trip to Nimes on its own. Unlike some, there is lots of space around the arena which helps you appreciate its scale.

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Nimes, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Great sound, outsanding localtion with well versed technicians for lighting effects. Each and everyone of the show I saw there, whether classical or modern music, was a pleasure.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

I really enjoyed my visit of the Nimes arenas. The audio guide is so full of informations that I could easily recreate some scenes in my head of how it was. It is kind of a wonder that it is still such in a good shape after all these years. I bought the ticket with which I could also do... More 

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Puchong, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015 via mobile

We stayed at one of the hotel opposite the arena so we had a good view of it day and night. The arena was more well preserved than the coliseum and the one in Verona. Try visiting once in the morning ( looks massive and magnificent) and other at night, you will have a different views all together. A walk... More 

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Le Perreux-sur-Marne, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Well preserved and nice place to visit. It is worth to see and attend an event in it. Les Arenes de Nimes are easy to reach.

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Lynsted, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

A few years ago I visited this Colosseum and did the tour, which I consider a little pricy. This time we had a couple of hours to kill between trains on an Inter-rail holiday so we dragged our bags around the arena to see the renovation in progress. It is set in a really pleasant environment only a short walk... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

The Centre of Nimes is a must, as we found out last week when we had a morning to spare on the way through. The Arenes are vast and beautifully preserved as is the Maison Carree. Both charge and entrance fee which we found quite high, so decided to stay outside and instead walk on to the Jardin de Fontaine... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Went here twice , once with my family visiting nimes . It was great to walk around history , I know corny right but great to soak in . I also went here to see the bull fight. I have never been so scared by an experience ever. I think you have to grow up in this environment to enjoy... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

The amphitheater/arènes was a good visit, and hard not to go to as it's considered THE thing to see in Nîmes. The inside is a little disappointing if you've been to the Roman Colosseum and are comparing the two. If you've been to the Roman Colosseum and are short on money, then this would be something that I'd say is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

2000 years and always here. Renoved partially. Also for family with children. To see also maison carrée near of the arenes

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