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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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The ampitheater is a relic from the Gallo-roman era. Considering it's age (I think it's around 500 ad that it was built) it's in remarkable shape. The town of Arles now uses it... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 20, 2015
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Wesley Chapel, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

The ampitheater is a relic from the Gallo-roman era. Considering it's age (I think it's around 500 ad that it was built) it's in remarkable shape. The town of Arles now uses it for bull fighting which occurs each fall. It's open to tour and climb the tower, but there is a fee of 8 or 10 euro.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

Truly amazing to see the amphitheatre in the middle of Arles. I spent quite a bit of time crawling around and up to the tower for an excellent view. Must see when you are in Arles.

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Cumbernauld, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW via mobile

On entering the arena, it just takes your breath away. Still used for bull fighting. When we were there, school children were being taught how the ancient warriors would fight. Of course, the weapons were not real and think it was a most inentive history lesson. The school children were really enjoying themselves. Walking was on uneven surfaces and quite... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

Not too many visited this place while we were there last September. The view from the top was fantastic. The place was still under renovation but definitely well worth a visit.

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Sarasota, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

We were in Arles on a Viking River Cruise, and came up via tour bus to see the city and the Amphitheater. I suspect there might be an entry fee to gain entrance to this arena, but don't know for sure, as our tour took care of it. There is a gate entrance, but that just might be for other... More 

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Ballito
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 via mobile

Fortunately we had an excellent guide to explain everything to us and with a bit of imagination you can imagine plays being performed in the full amphitheatre in roman times. Ongoing restoration means that there is a lot to view and it gives you an idea of life in this pretty town during ancient times.

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Oregon City, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

My son and husband had fun re-enacting a scene from the movie Ronin. I thought the place was a strange mix between museum and active use site. To be honest, I was kind of underwhelmed. I wish there had been more museum type educational interaction/interpretation.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Our students really liked visiting here and for most, it was the first and only Roman amphitheatre they had even seen. For two nights, we ate in sight of the amphiteatre; it was well-lit and visible from just about everywhere. (Arles is small inside the ancient walls.)

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

We visited with a guided group and were amazed by the amount of careful restoration that had been carried out. Our guide gave us details of the history and restoration; more than, prhaps, we would have got from displayed information. The arena is now used for bull-related events, which may detract from it's appeal, but is part of the local... More 

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San Clemente, CA, USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

At the center of ancient, yet bustling Arles, is its fantastically-preserved Roman amphitheatre. Many hotels and B&Bs are within walking distance of old Arles and the arena, and it's well-worth a wander around inside. When I visited last, I had the unique opportunity to see groups of Italian teens on a field trip inside the arenas doing "gladiator drills" with... More 

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