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Theatre Antique

South East corner of town (next to Arena), Arles, France
04-90-96-93-30
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Ranked #13 of 29 attractions in Arles
Type: Historic Sites
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Washington, DC
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142 reviews 142 reviews
36 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

A small attraction, easy to see in a very short period of time. Lots of old stones from ruins neatly placed around the theatre. Worth a see if you are in Arles, especially if you have never seen an ancient outdoor theatre. (In case you haven't bought an all-attractions package, you will need to pay for this separately, 6.50 EU.... More

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Waterloo, Canada
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31 reviews 31 reviews
19 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Not as intact as the Orange theatre but impressive nonetheless. Enjoy that we could walk around and explore all aspects of it. Love that it is still in use and saw a few dance recitals over a few nights while visiting in June/July 2014.

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Los Angeles, California
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

We were lucky enough to see some young dancers rehearsing in the theatre space. It was great to see these children doing their thing in this very, very antique theatre.

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Farmington, Connecticut
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96 attraction reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Most of the walls and parts of this theater vanished long ago so it does require some imagination to reconstruct it in your head. But, what is left is amazing and we found enough information to piece it all together so that we found it really enjoyable. On our visit we we nearly the only people there and found the... More

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Norfolk, Virginia, United States
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11 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

So it looks rather pathetic in the brochures because there are only two columns standing, but when you get in, you can really appreciate how huge the theatre was. There is actually quite a bit to see of this ruin. My kids really enjoyed walking through all of the pieces lying around and looking for carvings on the stones. There... More

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Boulder, Colorado
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43 reviews 43 reviews
20 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Very impressive that this delightful small town in France has reconstructed significant amount of this Roman theatre and are using today for productions!

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Bellinzona, Switzerland
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

The roman Amphitheatre is nice to visit, but like for the Arena there are no information panels, so the visit was a little bit disappointing. The lady at the visitor center was really rude.

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Sweden
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Not in the same league as the theatre at Orange, this is still worth seeing. The seating area is largely intact and it is still possible to get some sense of what it might have been like to come here for a performance some 1900 years ago.

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Santa Cruz, California
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17 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Most of the seats in this well preserved Roman theatre are still in place and you can look up at on of the surviving towers and see where the top of the theatre was. The tiles in front of the stage are faded but original. There isn't much of the sound wall remaining but just in front of the stage... More

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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122 helpful votes 122 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

We came across this theatre on our way to the Arena. It is enclosed by metal fencing and many people were walking past or taking photographs as it can be seen quite clearly. If you do have a combined ticket it is worth seeing it more closely. It is not as big or impressive as say the one in Olympia... More

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