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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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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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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
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navan, ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

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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Nimes, France
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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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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

This is the only place to see such a great example of an intact Roman arena. You can stand next to it and see the scale and large this building must of been when it was constructed. It is still used for events.

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Kemerovo, Kemerovo, Russia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

It is the best preserved roman arena in Europe ! The movie Gladiator was filmed here and not in the Rome, and the nims arena is worth visiting indeed. The admission ticket is too expansive about 10 euros, but it is best to enjoy the view from outside. Absolutely worth your time.

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Victoria, B.C. Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

This is a must-see, self-guided Colosseum, dating back to the first century. The audio guide provided was very interesting. Count on at least two hours for a thorough visit. Not suitable for mobility-restricted persons. Take care to closely supervise young children.

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okoboji ia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

Nimes Arena is worth a visit. Use the Audio-guide for at least the first seven stops throughout the roman arena to get a taste for what it may have been like to actually to attend an event in the coliseum in the day of the gladiators. The architecture is amazing.

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Skipton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

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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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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