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Amphitheatre (les Arenes)

Rond-Point des Arenes | Arènes d Arles, 13200 Arles, France
04-90-49-36-86
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Ranked #4 of 29 attractions in Arles
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Ancient Ruins, Historic Walking Areas
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England
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249 helpful votes 249 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW via mobile

Both the Arles and Nimes Bullrings have an awful lot of history associated with them. Perhaps this one isn't quite as imposing as the one in Nimes, but it does seem to focus more on public-accessible sporting (rather than musical) events during the summer so there is a better chance to see it "in action". The self-guided tour is easy... More

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Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

One cheap admission price gives you access to this and the Amphitheatre which are located very close together. Definitely worth a look.

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Sydney
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

The Amphitheatre has a great history and is still utilised today for bullfighting events. Because of it height you also get an excellent view of both the old town and surrounding rural area including the Rhone River,

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

Love that it is still in use and the restoration has been excellent. Just awed by the history of the place, sitting on the stones where people have sat over two thousand years ago. It is a definitely must see when in Arles. Also loved that we had the opportunity to see the Festival of Lights in the Amphitheatre, experiencing... More

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

There is an amphitheatre and the remains of a theatre at Arles. Both are covered by the same inexpensive ticket. The amphitheatre is still impressive and is now used occasionally for bull fights. There is very little remaining of the Roman theatre. Much of it has been taken for other buildings over the centuries. They were setting up for an... More

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

Very nice to walk around and get a sense of how the Romans lived. Make sure you buy the multi-museum pass. The grounds could be a lot nicer.

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Newry, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Roman architecture. Bullfights can be seen here. Multi-attraction tickets are available and this keeps cost down.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Watching either a Spanish-style bullfight or a French Bullgame (the bull lives and there is no blood usually) is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Doing so in a 2000 year old Roman Arena simply increases the majesty of the experience. In July-August, there are bullgames every Wednesday and Friday (Check with the TI for tickets and/or a schedule) and they also regularly... More

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Georgia, USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Arles, on the Rhone River, is the location of several monuments and structures from the Roman civilization and is another World Heritage Site. It was also the residence of Dutch painter Vincent Van Gogh for a couple of years. Vincent led an impoverished and disturbed life, although he created more than 300 paintings and drawings here. During his lifetime he... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Didn't have time to visit inside but Arles should be proud of the efforts in restoring this Roman structure.

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