The whole area is under reconstruction but it is a very interesting visit. You are free to climb and scout about within reason.
Having visited many amphitheatres this was in remarkably good restored condition - and as the 20th largest that the Roman Empire apparently built, housed 20,000 people. Very worthwhile visiting.
Well worth a visit. Bring your kids too, as they'll love to get a feel for what going to see gladiators was like! It is a well-renovated amphitheater that is of a perfect size for a 30 min or so visit. Climb to the tower for a view of Arles!
We wouldn't have missed this and a rainy winter's day may have influenced how we felt! It is an amazing place but I don't think we got as much out of the experience as we might have. We got English audios but one went flat half way round. We got lost part way through when the numbers seemed to just... More
I was quite sick the day when we stopped for lunch in Arles, would have loved to explore the town a bit more, but was mostly sitting somewhere under the shade waiting for the coach. As a group we got discount for the big amphitheatre. Somewhere at the entrance are some huge info boards stating also that they actually in... More
This Roman arena is in remarkably good shape after two thousand years of use, with the renovation work clearly identifiable, and is arguably the finest historic building in Arles. It is best visited from the outside, walking all the way round to admire the fine proportions and handsome stonework, Inside the modern seating is a distraction from the overall design,... More
A well preserved, huge Roman arena still in use (we were lucky enough to be able to watch an afternoon of Camargue-style bullfights (i.e. no bull is killed or hurt, the point is to pick rosettes from the animals' horns - great fun!). Well worth a visit.
This ancient Roman coliseum built during the Roman occupation is still in use today. It is a wonderful example of the "empire" in the provinces. The Arenes is used for bull-dancing and other entertainment venues. See it if you are in the area!
If you are lucky enough to be in town when there is a bull chase you will really enjoy the event. I wouldn't go to a bull fight but here the bulls don't get killed, just chased around. There is a lot of pomp and ceremony and it was very interesting to sit there among all the French natives and... More
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