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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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Visiting the Romans

The ruins of the ancient Theatre Antique are located right next to the famous Roman Arena. Built in the 1st century AD, the Ancient Roman Theatre was a massive structure that... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 18, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Kids (3y and 6y) found it wonderful to see the bulls and the horses. For me, the speed of the show was little too low and boring at some moment of time. Surrounding of a roman theatre made it worth the 15€

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

The seating area is well renovated but there is still a lot to do if they would really like to give this place a better look with all the stones stored in the back. Only 2 colons are standing. Not well indicated and no real support for the visitor to understand about the place.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

I have been there for many " music of the world concerts" It is not a place to visit in the hot afternoon, however in the evening it becomes magical when the concerts are on. Usually the artist you will see there are not mainstream and handpicked. You will discover there artists you will like to follow.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

The ruins of the ancient Theatre Antique are located right next to the famous Roman Arena. Built in the 1st century AD, the Ancient Roman Theatre was a massive structure that seated some 10,000 spectators back in the old days. Not much is left because many Roman theaters were dismantled after the fall of the Roman Empire for building materials.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

We have seen numerous examples of these theaters over the years. This one is still actively providing concerts. Overall condition is pretty decent, but this was smaller and less of a drop off to the stage from previous works.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Well preserved considering the age - however you can get a good impression of the size and some decent photographs without actually going in. However if you want to walk the course and sit where the Romans used to sit you'll have to pay.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

This visit was literally about pieces ---- of stone that at one time made up the Roman Theater in Arles. There are a number of original pieces that compile seats and two lonely columns standing at the back of the stage. But mostly there are stones in the back of the theaters, strewn about. Its kind of an adventure going... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Just a block from the Ampitheatre and included in price of the ticket, it's worth a walk around. Make sure to watch the video while sitting under the shade of the big tree as it describes how it looked before people started dismantling it in the 5th century for the building stones.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Impressive partially reconstructed Roman theatre which can be viewed on the same ticket as the much larger amphitheatre nearby.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

One can only imagine what it would have been like nearly 2000 years ago. It's mighty impressive now, despite the presence of modern stage and lighting...while a slight distraction from the ancient, they're a necessary evil for continual enjoyment of this venue. To the detractors who think the entrance price is extortionate when u can take pictures through the fence...you... More 

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Additional Information about Theatre Antique

Address: South East corner of town (next to Arena), Arles, France
Phone Number: 04-90-96-93-30
Location: Europe  >  France  >  Provence  >  Bouches-du-Rhone  >  Arles
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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