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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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A nice place to visit. It's in very good conditio and you can enjoy a Gladiator fight or even concerts in spring and summer. The visits are only audio ones, which is a bit of a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

A nice place to visit. It's in very good conditio and you can enjoy a Gladiator fight or even concerts in spring and summer. The visits are only audio ones, which is a bit of a shame, and it can be hard for tourists to know where to go to access the top of the Arènes.

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

We were excited to visit such a historical Roman structure. Built in 70AD hen remodeled for bullfights, I was not certain what to expect. We went 7/20/15 to see Sting for my bday with our 3.5yo daughter. The sun setting as we sat in this magical ancient amphitheater and then seeing the illuminated version w amazing acoustics (& Sting!) -... More 

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Edenderry, Ireland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

might be a bit unfair but this is my experience, it was covered in scaffolding and guys getting ready a stage for some event so not the best time to call I think

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Get a ticket and you'll be taken for a tour in roman history. this place is mesmerizing! There are a few cafés around from where you can see the Arenas. The place is also used for concert, so if you are around at this time (you can check at the Office de Tourisme) go for it. You won't get this... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

The outside of the arenes is very impressive. Some reviews have been critical of the interior and the manner in which it has been laid out for concerts bull fights etc. Having read the reviews I was ready for the lay out of the interior but I must say it didn't take away from the majesty of the place. I... More 

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Miskolc, Hungary
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

A walk in the city center, it is impossible to miss this ancient structure. Very well maintained. When we were there bullfighter, held a demonstration in it. Many vendors, cafes, restaurants surrounded. From here starts the pedestrian area with several other sights can also be used.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

First - to see this Roman amphitheater in France is mind blowing. Second- it is convenient to walk to and an easy walk if you stay at Hotel Imperator. The French are so sweet and helpful. This is the case everywhere we traveled in France without exception. We saw Sting here and the sound system is amazing. But the best... More 

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Hinckley, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

Blown away at the marvellous Roman arena, would have loved to have seen inside however got there late afternoon and was setting up for a Joan Baez concert. Was fantastic with many street cafes surrounding the area. Looks beautiful from the outside dominates the city well preserved.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

This is an amazing arena. Very cool to see. The one in orange had better information and interactive ways to show. It's history especially for the kids. We only had a quick visit as it closed early for a concert that night. STING, wish I had tickets for that. The stage did detract from the arena a bit. Check the... More 

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Marseillan, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Easy access, great venue for a big concert performance. Loved the guys with the beers and drinks dispensers going around through the event,meant you could have water or beer when you needed it. Will be looking for the annual summer concert listings in 2016!

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Address: Boulevard des Arenes, 30000 Nimes, France
Phone Number: +33 (0)4 66 21 82 56
Location: Europe  >  France  >  Languedoc-Roussillon  >  Gard  >  Nimes

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