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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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Coming from an area where the Roman remains are more ruin than structure I was very pleased to see the size of the amphitheatre. Large and with one side in excellent condition it... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Fantastic, well preserved monument. Lots of information provided to you to understand the restoration process. Great views of the surrounding area from the top.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Coming from an area where the Roman remains are more ruin than structure I was very pleased to see the size of the amphitheatre. Large and with one side in excellent condition it was a pleasure to visit. Walking through the covered passages inside I could almost imagine myself making my way to my seat eagerly anticipating the first gladiator... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

With a different shape and structure than the gorgeous Colosseum... Arches are different... But it's very beautiful... Located in the centre of a busy area... It will be a great idea if you sat in one of the surrounding cafes and enjoyed the beautiful structure

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

It's not often you get to see such a well-preserved place...thats still in use! The feeling of history is palpable and (for us) the shops surround it, hawking wares to passersby, gave a feeling of what it was probably like in it's heyday centuries ago. We were there on May 1, which is a HUGE celebration day in France and... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

It's a piece of living history. This UNESCO World Heritage site is well worth a visit. See how the light changes it throughout the day. Look at the ancient graffiti - but never attempt to add your own!

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Poole, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015 NEW

In very good condition. Seated 40,000 so shows what an important town Arles was. The town itself was not much bigger than that in Roman times. Still used for French & Spanish styles of bullfights. When we were there school kids were being taught gladiator fighting moves & discus throwing - very amusing. Quiet when we were there this month.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

A wonderful example of a Roman Amphitheatre that dominates the town. A very enjoyable walk around and very accessible - although flooring was a little uneven at times which may hamper those with limited mobility. Great views of city and surrounds from the top. Really a must do attraction if you are visiting Arles.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Unbelievable very well preserved amphitheatre in the centre of Arles. Still used today for various shows - seats thousands!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

One must stop here if in the South of France. It is well preserved, very accessible and was not overrun by tourists the afternoon that we visited. An enormous structure oozing history. We had pastries and drinks at a small outdoor cafe looking up on the colliseum and were continually amazed at its magnificence. Hated to leave but were driving... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

My husband and I visited the Arena in August of 2014. It was lovely piece of preserved history and they have done an incredible job reconstructing and renovating ancient venue. Admission is very affordable (especially with the Arles Liberty Pass) and there is so much to explore there - all the tunnels, the walled up arches/entry ways, what's left of... More 

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