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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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Worth a look if you havnt seen too much roman architectue

Was in Arles on a Sunday in mid January and this was one of a few things open. The ticket covered the theatre as well. Not as impressive as some roman ruins in other countries... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 23, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

Was in Arles on a Sunday in mid January and this was one of a few things open. The ticket covered the theatre as well. Not as impressive as some roman ruins in other countries but ok. Nice to it apparently being used for concerts these days. Might be better if there was a tour to go with.

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Lyon, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

People who come to Arles should not miss this historical monument. Even though there is not a crowd, there is still something worth entering in this two tiered coliseum and walking about. Built in 90 AD, the amphitheater was capable of seating over 20,000 spectators at that time. Nowadays they use this place for bullfighting and concert during the hot... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

The Roman amphitheatre in Arles is an excellent reminder of the scale and scope of the Roman Empire and its contribution throughout Europe. The amphitheatre is quite well preserved and well represents Roman and later medieval use. The fact that it is still used today is testament to the original skill of the artisans. The lack of crowds coupled with... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

I arrived in Arles from Salon de Provence by train and having to return to Salon , my visit was quite short , and it needs more time. Not only was the Amphitheatre and the walk to it very interesting, but the detour along the Rhone was equally so. There are luxury tour cruisers tied up near the site of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Wonderful small-scaled Colisseum - no big crowds makes it a nice place to learn some history and feel it at the same time. My wife saw a bullfight there 30 years ago, so it isn't just a ruin to visit, which would be fun to experience. Great place to get architectural photos with the shadows and arches, etc.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015 via mobile

if you've ever been to a stadium in the US, you need to come here and sit on a bench...while picturing a bull right! Amazing architecture!

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Alicante, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

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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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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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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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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