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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
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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Leicester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

An amazingly imposing arena, brilliantly maintained, and great to explore. Even the kids were impressed!!

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Brooklyn, NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

One has many options while traveling through this part of France for visiting fascinating and scenic settings. We ejected to visit Nimes and we highly recommend it to anyone with an interest in ancient monuments. The arena here is perhaps the best preserved Roman building in France, perhaps anywhere. In fact, it us still used for events in modern day... More

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russia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

While this site is worlwidely recognized,it deserves better support from the local communoty.The floor of the arena in bitumen is totally inapropriate (smell). Safety hazard are present all over the site ,especially on the highest part.

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Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Amazing arena :) the audio guide really takes you on a virtual tour. Climbing up the steps to the top has a wonderful view! If you have 2 hours in Nimes, definitely go here!!! :)

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devon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Don't miss it. Simply don't miss it. An utterly spectacular experience to walk around and over a genuine, preserved and mostly-intact Roman amphitheatre. Download the app first.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

One of the best preserved Roman amphitheatre, the area at Nîmes is smaller then the Colosseum at Rome, but just as interesting. €9 might seem a bit pricy, but the audio guide is interesting and for €11.50 you can add a couple of other Roman antiquities.

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London
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Good view of the city from the top. Good informative app available for smartphones as an audio guide. The place has been prepared for concerts which take place throughout the summer. So not quite authentic Roman setting!

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Surrey, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Spent 3 hours in Nimes a week ago and it really was terrific - the Arenes is a 10 minute walk from the station. There is no luggage store at the station but go across the road and pay the friendly staff 5 euros per item (Terminus Hotel). The Arenes is in amazingly good condition - I do believe it... More

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

East to find in the heart of Nimes. Even at the end of July it was not too busy. Free audio trail once inside but you have to leave something like a driving licence as a deposit Plenty of history to awe at, the only downside for me and this is being picky, is that the theatre is still used... More

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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

A wonderful arena still very much utilised by the locals for theatre and concerts. There is a free audio guide and plenty to see. There are no refreshments for sale but there is a small gift shop. The arena is set in the heart of a very busy city.

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