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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 #10 of 31 Attractions in Arles
Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
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Salt Lake City, Utah
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93 reviews 93 reviews
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41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

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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82 reviews 82 reviews
48 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
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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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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29 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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41 reviews 41 reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
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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Santa Fe, New Mexico, United States
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58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Rome is alive in Arles. The Roman theater, or what is left of it, is still used for concerts. There are tons (literally) of capitals lying around, and a few of the columns are still standing. A short file portrays what archeologists think it looked like when the Romans were there. It's worth the price of admission which also includes... More

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SW Florida
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

This was very old and very interesting to see, though we viewed most of it just walking past on our walk about Arles.

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

another impressive restoration which seems to attract plenty of performances and visitors, although probably not as many as in its heyday just after it had been completed.

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