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Arenes de Nimes

Address: Boulevard des Arenes, 30000 Nimes, France
Phone Number: +33 (0)4 66 21 82 56
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Type: Ancient Ruins, Monuments/ Statues, Arenas/ Stadiums/ Fields, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: The Arènes of Nîmes is the best preserved amphitheatre in the Roman...
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Type: Ancient Ruins, Monuments/ Statues, Arenas/ Stadiums/ Fields, Sights & Landmarks
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.
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Skipton
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37 reviews 37 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 NEW

Visted Nimes and went to see all the numerous Roman ruins this was one of the best well worth a visit for all including Kids. They have some concerts scheduled at certain times of the year.

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Verteillac, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

If you are in Nimes take time to visit the arena and just sit and absorb the atmosphere. When you think of the sights, sounds and smells that would have filled this space it is quite extraordinary to be able to sit or stand in the same place that the Roman's occupied to watch the fights. The arena is in... More 

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Yamba Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

This is a City of sharp contrasts. Leaving the station, which I arrived at from Salon de Provence, you walk up a modern clean wide mall with flowing water raceway to the left, leafy trees the length of it, and at the top end a Piazza like area and an impressive war memorial......and all this just a very short walk... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

The arena declares itself as the best-preserved Roman arena in the world. And it is is great shape. It was built around 70 AD and looks in excellent condition. From the top ring, you get a great view of the city, including the major churches and Roman tower on top of the main hill. The audio tour is a little... More 

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Lodz, Poland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

The Arena of Nîmes is a Roman amphitheater situated in the French city of Nîmes. Built around 70 AD,renovation started in XIX century. Nowadays twice a year you can see there bullfights. The rest of the year its just a monument where you can be just surprised by curious history of this place and spectacular look.

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Westchester County, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

This well-preserved Roman arena is still used for bullfights today (not for me, and I wish they would stop). But the history here is fascinating. Nimes was a major Roman city, plus once the empire ended, it was fought over by various groups and factions. So after the gladiators left, people moved into the arena, using it as a fortress.... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

We venture onto Nimes where we visit the roman arena. I am horrified to find that bullfighting is still a regular occurrence in the ancient arena. We line up and d purchase tour tickets and make our way down along the vaulted corridor out into the seating area of the arena. The tour is really a waste of time and... More 

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West Bloomfield, MI
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Happened upon a bull festival in Nimes. Fascinating ancient city with ruins from 200 BC. Attended a bullfight with music, pomp and excitment. Bull appetizers served after. Violent, but beautiful. Would definitely return to Nimes.

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Lake Forest, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

For those who have not been to the Colosseum in Rome, an entrance ticket and an audio guide to this colosseum would be worthwhile. The audio commentary along with the small museum displaying armor and weapons and the display on the different warriors that fought over the centuries was very informative and educational. The arena itself is very large and... More 

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Almaty, Kazakhstan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

I promised myself to return to Arenes de Nimes. I was very exited when saw this historical harritage. Unfortunately I didn't have enough time and visited place around Arena at the night. It was 2 years ago and now I remembered it and this memories pushed me to write review. P.s. Be carefull on backstreets!!! At the night there are... More 

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