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Theatre Antique

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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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Pretty impressive

Well labeled in English and French and you are free to walk all around this site in any order . Some parts are obviously restored but it's quite easy to imagine how it was Buy a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Saint-Nom-la-Breteche, France
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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

After visiting the Roman theater of Orange the one in Arles does not impress. It pales in comparison. Yet it's still worth it to spend 30-40 minutes there.

Thank Ron S
Saint-Nom-la-Breteche, France
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479 reviews
201 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 257 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Well labeled in English and French and you are free to walk all around this site in any order . Some parts are obviously restored but it's quite easy to imagine how it was Buy a combined ticket for this , the arena and some of the other sites and museums to save money

Thank JANDDBritinParis
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123 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This site maybe do able for the mobility challenged. A few steps up and down at the entrance. So if you don't mind a bit of a bumpy start it maybe worth a visit. There is not a lot left other than t h e arena seating. A few broken pillars and some carvings scattered around at ground level. This... More 

Thank HomeComforts70
Northampton, United Kingdom
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201 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just a short walk from the arena, this ruin is interesting to visit. It is still used as a theatre during the summer months. You enter via a small shop/museum on the corner of the site and, if you are intending to visit all of the Roman ruins in the town, it is worth buying a combined ticket. A pleasant... More 

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422 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Not far from the arena you enter through a little museum/ shop Parts of the theater have been rebuilt but is still operational It is relatively small and can be viewed from outside But it is worth going in because you can walk around and clamber over the seats and imaging live performances A great way to spend an hour... More 

Thank Uday T
London, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

We were very impressed with this antic Roman theatre. This is one of great ruins which protected by UNESCO. You still can enjoy theatre here at summer time.Very nice.

Thank astral1965
Anderson, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015 via mobile

We had fun playing with the acoustics. Even from the back row you can hear someone speaking onstage. Beautifully restored and maintained. Wish we could have gone to a concert there as well.

Thank Jeff F
New Mexico
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334 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

The theatre would be kind of easy to overlook; it's not terribly big (compared to the arena) but it is very elegant. One of the displays shows what it looked like when it had live drama and it was incredible. This was their concert hall, their outdoor drama venue - sit in the stands and check out the acoustics. Wonderful!

Thank NewMexicoSilverqueen
Sydney, Australia
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483 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 219 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015

Greek style Roman theatre, it has been well restored and offers a wonderful example of such buildings. The white building blocks are especially striking and the seats if you brought a cushion could be comfortable for watching a play..

Hastings, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015

This is very close to the amphitheatre and so far as I can see served a similar purpose, i.e a place of entertainment foe the population. Not sure why it was built at presumably approx. the same time. Anyway, it does give a good idea of how it would have been constructed and operated. It's still used for public performances... More 

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