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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...

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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We walked around this looking for dinner at night, so I'm not sure if you can go inside or what the deal was, but I will say it was very impressive to see. its in the center of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Hudson, Wisconsin
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

If you've read a lot of the reviews declaring the outside of this building to be nothing short of impressive and the inside disappointing, believe them. The external structure of the building is very well preserved and good work has been performed in restoring many sections. The effect is an almost complete external structure that gives you a very good... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We walked around this looking for dinner at night, so I'm not sure if you can go inside or what the deal was, but I will say it was very impressive to see. its in the center of the city ( so to speak) however when you arrive upon it, you know. I would suggest travelers who have time should... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The audio guide had very detailed information about the types of gladiators who fought in the arena. Not as big as the Roman Coliseum but impressive, nonetheless.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

After visiting Rome, this was a magnificent surprise. Because this does not have the fame of the Colliseum, it was a delightful visit - no queues, and free of charge. IT is still used as an active events centre, concerts etc., even though it is over 2000 years old. All the atmosphere of the Colliseum, except this is better preserved.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved this place, it almost felt like you were in Rome not France! It is absolutely amazing and incredibly interesting to hear the history and just admire the architecture!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A must see in Nimes with a good quality audio guide provided with the price. You can't quite believe this has survived so intact.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We decided to include Nimes on our trip because of the comments made by Rick Steves about the Arena. It is nicely preserved and it is used for bull fighting twice a year now so there are a lot of metal scaffold-like structures with wood bench seats for this purpose. As someone mentioned, the self guided tour is a little... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had heard of the Arena of course but its appearance and size nevertheless took me by surprise. It is amazing to think that a building two thousand years old is still regularly used for spectacles. Some parts have been restored but nevertheless it is still much the same building that the Romans used. It is well worth the climb... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took the audio guides and found them a great help in bringing the Arena to life. The route around the building is well displayed and the information panels are fascinating. We thoroughly enjoyed our visit and would recommend it to all those who don't mind heights and climbing steps.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wonderful Romanesque building next to labyrinth of shopping streets. Easy to walk all the way round, but a mixture of very old dirty stonework and newish clean stone. Entrance round the back

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