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Amphitheatre (les Arenes)

Address: Rond-Point des Arenes | Arènes d Arles, 13200 Arles, France
Phone Number: 04-90-49-36-86
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Ranked #4 of 44 things to do in Arles
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic sites, Ancient ruins, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Historic sites, Ancient ruins, Sights & Landmarks
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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

This is a great example of a Roman coliseum. It is virtually complete and still in use for events today. You can walk around it and climb the remaining towers. Nice small shops across the street and reasonable prices. We found easy parking.

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Nice, France
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

The visit is basically going inside. There are two plaques to read and a nice view over the town from the upper levels. They could do more in the winter months with exhibits I feel.

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Bucharest, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

One of the very well preserved amphitheatre in the world.The town of ARLES and the arenes of ARLES,were the filming location for action movie''RONIN''with JEAN RENO,MICHEL LONSDALE,ROBERT de NIRO.

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Queen Creek, AZ
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

The amphitheater is well worth a visit. It is most impressive to see a Roman structure that is still in use today. Also make sure you take a walk around the outside after dark, it is quite spectacular.

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Tustin, California
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

If you get the chance to go when the French bullfight is on, you will be rewarded heavily. This is the type of bullfight where the bulls are not hurt. ribbons are tied to the horns and a number of "bullfighters try to take the ribbon from the horns. It is exciting and loads of enjoyment

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Prague, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

Arles is an interesting city, in a small area is a lot of sights. Therefore, in the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites. I was most impressed with Arena (see photo), which is approximately two millennia old. As I walked along the coastal road (photo), very few moments of strong winds completely prevented my walking. Such wind I experienced elsewhere.

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New Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

To see a Roman amphitheater that is still in use is not an everyday occurrence. It has the typical architecture and it dates to 46 BC! Unfortunately we were there on Nov. 1 and that is a legal holiday so the attraction was closed to go inside. However there was much to see from the outside and it was easy... More 

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Kingston-upon-hull, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

I was impressed with the level of access you are given to the arena - you can walk all the way around, on to the tiers of seating, walk out in to the arena, walk up the mediaeval tower (for great views over Arles) and take your time imagining it in Roman times, but also know that it is still... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

Was in Arles on a Sunday in mid January and this was one of a few things open. The ticket covered the theatre as well. Not as impressive as some roman ruins in other countries but ok. Nice to it apparently being used for concerts these days. Might be better if there was a tour to go with.

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Lyon, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

People who come to Arles should not miss this historical monument. Even though there is not a crowd, there is still something worth entering in this two tiered coliseum and walking about. Built in 90 AD, the amphitheater was capable of seating over 20,000 spectators at that time. Nowadays they use this place for bullfighting and concert during the hot... More 

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