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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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Although not as impressive as the Arena of Nimes it's still good. My understanding is that it was mostly gutted in the medieval times and the walls were used as protective... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Ron S
New York City, New York

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Although not as impressive as the Arena of Nimes it's still good. My understanding is that it was mostly gutted in the medieval times and the walls were used as protective fortifications.

Thank Ron S
Saint-Nom-la-Breteche, France
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really hard to imagine how this amphitheatre would have looked when it is completely covered with modern metal seating presumably for an event - bull fighting? Not sure but it really spoiled the look. Actually it looked more impressive from the outside. The Nimes amphitheatre is much more interesting , informative , and impressive , however the fact that anything... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Unlike the amphitheatre in Nimes, this is just a shell. It's outer walls still standing but the interior now metal stadium seating. The stone steps are steep. Absolutely no access for the mobility challenged. This was disappointing At least the colliseum had a lift to the first floor !. This arena is used for bull fighting. So I am glad... More 

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Not as large or well-preserved at the arena at Nimes but well worth a visit. We went back again in the evening and it looked fantastic in the moonlight.

Thank Sally F
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

An unmissable monument - both as it dominates the city and is also really worth seeing You have to pay to go in and can get a combination ticket to visit other places. It is a well preserved arena and a startling reminder as to just how great the Roman architects and engineers were It is well lit up at... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This was an amazing place to visit! Stayed right across the street and seeing it in the evening and morning was fabulous!

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016 via mobile

The amphitheatre is a photographer's dream, especially at night when the lighting gives it a surreal quality. But even during the day, it is still very imposing and you can't help but stand in awe.

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Denver, Colorado
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016 via mobile

I love seeing all the old Roman and other historical structures in France, but this one has too much scaffolding inside it right now for repairs and maintenance. Still fascinating to see what is visible and views from the tower are fabulous.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

If you are in Arles then it should not be missed .This is just one of few Roman ruins which you can see in this town. Amazing structure and so much history . This amphitheatre still in use for bull fighting .It was great experience to sit down there and look around of this tremendous building. I would recommend to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015 via mobile

Student ticket is very much affordable and you get to see the city in another perspective. Downside is the lack of opportunity of actually walking inside the arena.

Thank Joe K

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