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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 smaller less popular Colisseum

Really well preserved collisseum which is accompanied by a fantastic and thorough audio guide. Really good to walk around too.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Really well preserved collisseum which is accompanied by a fantastic and thorough audio guide. Really good to walk around too.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Always nice to see the history for real. For about 9 euros, you can go inside this gladiator arena with an audioguide. There's a big line up but it's fast.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

In addition to the historical value of the arena, this is a great place to escape the sun and heat of summer. Much of the visit is in the shaded corridors that also channel the breeze and make a very pleasant visit even on a hot day.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Superbly well preserved ancient site! I like the helpful audio guide tour of the Arena which gives you a sense of how the Arena was as a spectator in ancient times. (Do take note that an ID is required to borrow the audio guides and no Passports as ID are accepted).

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

You must visit the amphitheatre in Nîmes- it is the most intact in the world. The audio tour is good, in many languages and it's good value for money.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

This arena is extremely impressive from outside! The age and preservation is amazing. We were very disappointed when we finally arrived inside. It was full of metal seating and it was difficult to imagine Roman times.

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Farnham, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

We had a very interesting day in Nimes travelling there from Montpeller for the day. For those who enjoy all things Roman it's very impressive. However I was saddened to see that the splendid Roman arena is still used for bull fighting. I was not aware that this part of France still supports bull fighting unlike other areas of France... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

One of the best kept ancient anphyteatre. It can be visited from the ground to the top and you can take lots of nice pictures from everywhere. The red ribbon surrounding the ground stands out in the sun to complete the atmosphere. The free audio guide is full of info but looks a bit too verbose to me. So I... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

My teenager - who admittedly is rather obsessed with all things Roman - was entranced by the Arena and what I thought would be a 30 minute visit turned into two hours because she wanted to listen to ALL the extras on the excellent FREE audio-guide. We visited late afternoon when the crowds had died down - the Arena is... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

We all enjoyed this visit, helped very much by the excellent audio guides. The children had their own too and enjoyed learning about the different kinds of gladiators. Definitely worth a visit.

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