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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 #5 of 28 Attractions in Arles
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Ancient Ruins, Landmarks
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Type: Historic Sites, Ancient Ruins, Landmarks
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Alicante, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014 NEW

Amazing place - Rome suppose to have the best one in the world but I must say this one is equally beautiful, precious, well restored and a hidden treasure!

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

This building is in very good repair, and there is restoration work visible. It is also still used for bullfights during the Feria du Riz. Definitely worth the visit, and take note of the lovely houses and cafes surrounding the arena.

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Mumbai
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58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

We visited the Amphitheatre twice, once in the morning & again in the evening to see the 'Bull Fight' The Amphitheater is well preserved and a good example of Rome's extensive influence in the region. One can climb to the top of one of the towers to get a nice view of the city. The so-called bull-fight was repetitive &... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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34 reviews 34 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

The whole town is loveable...small, quiet with very helpful people. We visited the Amphitheatre in the morning and it just made us revisit history. And in the evening, we attended the bull run, with people really participating in full flow. Its really maintained well and definitely a must visit to stop and visit if you are ttavelling to the south... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

This was a treat for me. Well worth the visit with its old turrets that were put in during the middle ages. What I found most fascinating was the graffiti on the walls of the arena. From modern times going back through the Napoleonic era, French Revolution, going much further back through time. Earliest was from 1100's which I could... More 

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texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

This amphitheatre is amazing that it is still in such good condition. The locals still use it! It's definitely worth a visit if you in Arles even though are there are many other things to see there.

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Richmond Ca.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

The whole town is very pleasant and walkable. We attended a bull run at the ancient Roman arena one evening. It is a humane version of a bullfight with the human runners in more peril than the bulls. It was not expensive.

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Moline, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

An amazing place, so old, so well build by the romans, so so much history, it make you think. worse seeing.

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Madrid, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Well worth the visit. One of the best preserved Roman ruins in the Provence region. It was easy to walk to and had a very reasonable entrance fee. There are also several restaurants surrounding the area, so a nice place to stop for lunch.

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Sarlat-la-Caneda, France
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Visited Arles and the amphitheatre yesterday. It was a mojor disappointment in that most of the interior is covered with ugly metal bleachers and a false floor, and you cannot get a feel for what it must have looked like in roman times. I think it is great that this public space still continues to be enjoyed after 2,000 years,... More 

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