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Theatre Antique d'Orange

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Address: Rue Madeleine Roch, Orange, France
Phone Number: +33 (0)4 90 51 17 60
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Description: Built under Emperor Augustus in the 1st century AD, the Roman Theatre of...
Built under Emperor Augustus in the 1st century AD, the Roman Theatre of Orange experienced a real rebirth in 2003, transporting visitors back to Imperial Rome. The new tour and the free audioguide in seven languages tell visitors about the shows and social life in the Provencal city during Roman times. In the new projection room, the film, with computer-generated images and reconstructions of shows, retraces the history of the Roman Theatre of Orange.
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This well-preserved theater is a feast for the eyes!

The Ancient Theatre of Orange and Triumphal Arch in southern France is a UNESCO World Heritage Site that is well worth your visit. What stood out for us is just how well-preserved... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 22, 2015
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Ithaca, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

The Ancient Theatre of Orange and Triumphal Arch in southern France is a UNESCO World Heritage Site that is well worth your visit. What stood out for us is just how well-preserved it is; it is one of few theaters that has managed to hold onto its Scaenae frons, or rear stage wall. This fact alone helps the visitor to... More 

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Yorba Linda, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

This arena is similar to the Coloseum in Rome but on a much smaller, better preserved scale> It is is definitely worth a visit. Conveniently located in Provence, it is an easy drive from either Les Baux or Aix en Provence. We really found the audio guide added a lot to our enjoyment of the grounds and exploring the various... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

This ancient Roman theater is completely intact and spectacles are held here still! When you walk around the seats and gaze at the stage, you can imagine Roman actors being on that stage in antiquity. The halls in the theater are intact and you fell the same experience as Romans did. Thanks to the French for not destroying this or... More 

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Melbourne Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

Fortuitously in Orange on 12 June when a free concert was held in the Théâtre Antique. I believe you would normally have to pay to enter. It was very pleasant to sit in the amphitheatre and sing along to the music in the warm evening. Many thanks to the Ville d'Orange! Climbed up the hill behind the Theatre next day... More 

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Victoria, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Very well preserved and large ancient theatre in the heart of Orange. There is an informative short film to view before you start your exploration. It must be amazing to come to a performance here, but we enjoyed wandering about. The old wall is huge and climbing up the seating area gives some great views. Some of the "rooms" off... More 

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Msida, Malta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

A very well preserved theater of impressive magnitude and engineering especially when looking from the furthest rows. Logistics are a little more challenging when handling a baby in a push-chair, but well worth the effort.

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Angers, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Visited in winter, so it was really quiet and easy to get around. The late afternoon light fell on the theatre wall and was stunning to see and wonderful to imagine performances 2000 years ago!

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Sao Paulo, SP
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

iit was A trip through the history. The best atraction in orange. Very organized wilth a guide tour . Don't forget to visit the museum next to the theatre.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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36 reviews 36 reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

Sit on the steps of the theatre and let your imagination fly. What performances took place, what did audiences experience over the centuries? Then wander around, feel the textures of the ancient stone, see the patterns of the lichen on the rock.

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Boston, MA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014 via mobile

this is an interesting old coliseum in the epicenter of Orange. Few left like it in the world. Tickets at 9.50 Euros seem high as there is not a lot of explanation around anything but I would still recommend it.

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