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Theatre Antique

Address: South East corner of town (next to Arena), Arles, France
Phone Number: 04-90-96-93-30
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Ranked #11 of 30 Attractions in Arles
Type: Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 NEW

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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62 helpful votes 62 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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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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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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Armonk, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Can you hear way up there? Originally the place sat 10,000 drama fans, seated by class. Don't mingle! Restored to some extend the theater now is far smaller but nevertheless holds interest. Don't miss the film, set away along a fence and looking like a utility box.

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Lauris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

Visit during the day and wander the grounds to see the remnants of an amazing acoustical theatre. At night, especially during the summer season, enjoy a concert - from rock to classical - or a play. You will be sure to hear everything no matter where you sit!!

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Gold Coast,Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

On a tour, we stopped at Arles and I was astounded to find so much Roman architecture still in such good condition, and all so interesting. The town has many attractions and is certainly on my list of places that were worth visiting.

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