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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 #14 of 31 Attractions in Arles
Type: Historic Sites
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SW Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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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Waitsburg, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014 via mobile

A must see, to experience the thousands of years of history, and to imagine the use of this space. Fascinating, even if the complete theatre has not survived the ages.

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Washington DC
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We had the Arles pass, so we went in for a visit, but one can see much of what is there from the street. The theatre dates back to the first century BC and once seated more than 10,000 fans. The theatre in Orange is much more intact and larger (very much worth a visit) compared to this one in... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 via mobile

A ticket to this also gets you entry to the nearby Arenes. This is a very interpreting sight to visit. Amazing that it's still in use and not spoiled as much as the Arenes. It's not huge, but worth a visit. If you want to visit more Roman sights in Arles, get the passport which saves you a few euros... More

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Loughborough, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 via mobile

We were pleasantly surprised that our tickets to arena included entry to the theatre. The theatre is well preserved and is still in use but this doesn't spoil it as much as the arena has been spoiled. Yes there are a number of stage lights etc but in some way they add to this place rather than spoil it. It's... More

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Austin, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Very well preserved/restored site. Great acceess to all areas. Saw live dance rehearsals iostage while walking around. Many capitals and columns - Another reason to enjoy Arles.

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Washington, DC
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

A small attraction, easy to see in a very short period of time. Lots of old stones from ruins neatly placed around the theatre. Worth a see if you are in Arles, especially if you have never seen an ancient outdoor theatre. (In case you haven't bought an all-attractions package, you will need to pay for this separately, 6.50 EU.... More

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Waterloo, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Not as intact as the Orange theatre but impressive nonetheless. Enjoy that we could walk around and explore all aspects of it. Love that it is still in use and saw a few dance recitals over a few nights while visiting in June/July 2014.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

We were lucky enough to see some young dancers rehearsing in the theatre space. It was great to see these children doing their thing in this very, very antique theatre.

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