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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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Is one of those that are well preserved. Maybe not that much as the Verona Arena, but is beautiful. Now a days is used also for the bull rides. Which was clverly made inside, in... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 14, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

Is one of those that are well preserved. Maybe not that much as the Verona Arena, but is beautiful. Now a days is used also for the bull rides. Which was clverly made inside, in between the roman ruins.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

The best preserved amphitheatre I've seen and the ipad accompaniment is well worth the extra few euros for the explanations and scene setting.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Don't expect the Colosseum - this is different. A smaller scale but living arena used for bull fighting and other entertainments. The Arena's capacity is 24,000 which is pretty impressive! The audio tour is very good, even if a little long winded. A must do if in Nimes.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

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

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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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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