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Amphitheatre (les Arenes)

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Address: Rond-Point des Arenes | Arènes d Arles, 13200, Arles, France
Phone Number: 04-90-49-36-86
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Its a Romanic Circus ...not an Amphitheater !

Arles Roman Amphitheater Les Arenes - Arènes d'Arles Was the last day of September and we just had a fantastic lunch at a magical place ; "L'Ostau de Baumaniere" at mythical... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Amphitheatre in Arles is a return to the ancient times. Get it and get a sit and imagine the romans watching a show. Don't forget to climb up to the top, there is a very nice view over the city of Arles and the Rhone.

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Hastings, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It stands impressively against the skyline with its image changing through the day as the sun moved around it. Great to be free to move around unhindered to explore Al it's parts from the top of the tower with its impressive views to a full circuit of the stadium. I would love to see a live show as the atmosphere... More 

Thank EmperorJustinian
Columbia, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Romans built impressive structures throughout their empire, and this is one of the nicer ones that have survived in largely intact condition to impress us today. This amphitheater-cum-arena has been altered through the centuries, yielding Medieval towers and other discordant features. It has even been retrofitted for a modern use that I personally detest (bull fighting). Nevertheless, I appreciate it... More 

Thank Citallwic
Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The amazing this about the Amphitheatre is that it is still in use! The views from the top are outstanding! While you wander around the Amphitheatre, you really feel like are experiencing what it would have been like 2000 years ago. They have also done a really good job of describing the history of the site.

Thank Sjbenoit
Heathrow, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Arles Roman Amphitheater Les Arenes - Arènes d'Arles Was the last day of September and we just had a fantastic lunch at a magical place ; "L'Ostau de Baumaniere" at mythical Les Baux de Provence. We were at Arles, a place with lots of ancient histories, as ancient as the Roman Circus that we were visiting there. Arles was our... More 

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Mugla, Turkey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This beautifully preserved Roman amphitheatre is a delight to explore. It is also home to Bull Fights which are, unfortunately for some `Spanish`, where the bulls are killed

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited this Amphitheatre accompanied by a very knowledgeable English speaking guide. She told us that in Roman times it was used for gladiator fighting and also that it is still in use today for mock gladiator fights. She also explained that there were events involving bulls. One such use is that local bulls, bred especially for this purpose have... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

...when it was the Roman capital of the Gaules territories. This ancient arena has been reconstructed in great part and true to the original plans. Its presence is a witness not only to the ingenuity of roman engineers and stone carvers but also to the importance of sports, roman version, in past time, circa 500 BC. Well worth the visit... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Although the upper levels are no longer there, you can easily walk in and around this Roman structure without the crowds and hoopla of Rome . . . I only wish there had been more explanation (preferably with English translation) of the original structure and work that was being done to preserve it.

Thank 1946Traveler
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

and not very much instruction on site. compared to the one in Nîmes this one is more broken. smaller than my imagination but it remains functional.

Thank Erich J

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