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Address: South East corner of town (next to Arena), Arles, France
Phone Number: 04-90-96-93-30
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Beautiful Ruins, Yet Still Working

There was such grace in the individual stone carvings and columns among the shaded grass of this theater, it was hard to believe it was much, much bigger and many stories high... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 16, 2015
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Atlanta, Georgia
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55 reviews 55 reviews
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

There was such grace in the individual stone carvings and columns among the shaded grass of this theater, it was hard to believe it was much, much bigger and many stories high when it was built. Yet the drawings of the original structure showed a large, complex, multistory building with arched balconies. It was like wandering out of time to... More 

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

This is a worthwhile visit especially since it is already paid for if you have visited the coliseum. There is a lot of it left to see. In the lobby entrance there is a explanation of how it was used and pictures showing how it looked when it was complete.

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Kingston-upon-hull, United Kingdom
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

There is enough of the theatre still standing or restored to see the scale of the site and understand the way in which the theatre worked in Roman times. The pillars behind the marble stage have been restored, as has a lot of the stone seating, to sit and imagine the stage in use. There is modern lighting set up... More 

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New Mexico
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38 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

Enjoyed poking around the ruins of the theater, the columns and stone work. Walking around Arles to experience seeing the Roman ruins is amazing. Love the history, architecture and ambiance of the town.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Buy your ticket for the Theater and the Ampitheater together for 6-10 Euros. Spend about an hour in each place (tops). Fun to explore and run around for kids, but they won't last super long in either place.

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Be warned this is nothing like the Ancient Roman Theatre in Orange. My visit was quite disappointing. Mainly due to the young teenagers who were jumping all over the ruins, throwing things, throwing alcohol over the fence just being a menace to the people visiting and the sit itself. For students from countries within the European Union entry is free... More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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34 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

If you are in Provence, a trip to Arles is well worth while. It is a pleasant drive from Aix, but a navigation aid (Garmin or the like) is a big help. The Roman ruins (theater, stadium, and baths) are in a remarkable state of restoration. They are fairly close together and easy to walk between. Be aware that the... More 

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Madrid, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

This is an ancient Roman theater (once a fortress). It is a beautiful site containing Roman ruins and worth a quick stop or a nice place to sit and take a break.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

You can see most of what there is to see by peering through the fence around the outside. Entry comes combined with the amphitheater, and is pretty good value. It has an awesome video near the entrance showing reconstruction s of how it once looked - incredible!!!

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London
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

You can see most of what there is through the fence - only worth the entry fee if you have purchased the pass which allows visits to 4 monuments so that you can actually touch the remains.

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