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Theatre Antique d'Orange

Rue Madeleine Roch, Orange, France
+33 (0)4 90 51 17 60
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Ranked #1 of 6 Attractions in Orange
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Ancient Ruins
Owner description: Built under Emperor Augustus in the 1st century AD, the Roman Theatre of Orange experienced a real rebirth in 2003, transporting visitors back to... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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36 reviews 36 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

This theatre is beautifully preserved. We did the audio tour and it was very useful and informative.

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Les Planches-pres-Arbois, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

What an amazing find in the middle of the town of Orange. We spent a very pleasant hour walking round this listening to a very good English commentary on a hand held device. It was fun to imagine the noise and bustle of the people enjoying a play or some music and the hierarchy of the people who attended. Well... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

+Worth to see +Nice theater +Unique with its background +Audio guide was good and free (thought they take your id card)

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Milan, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

The must visit in Orange! Old theater very well preserved in the heart of the town. They offer regular shows, make sure to catch one even if it is for the atmosphere! Dont forget to take a pillow with you to sit on as stone can be quit hard after a few hours!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

I can't really review this, because I thought that €9.50 was too much, however if you just wish to see the auditorium and stage, then there is a park behind that gives a good view of the theatre and town of Orange.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

So enjoyed an evening of opera in this ancient theatre...was almost surreal to imagine now long performances have been staged here. All very well organized and glad we overpaid for a cushion when we arrived! Stone seats hard and cold...get there early and take it all in...

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Bergen
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Bring a pillow and binoculars are help if you are up on the ramparts. It can also get windy as the evening comes in so remember a warm jersey or lighter jacket even in the summer time.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

This is an impressive site with some good multi-media rooms hidden away behind the upper tiers of the seating. If you suffer from vertigo, perhaps avoid the top tier! I'd say a must-see if you visit Orange, though if you only have 1 day/night I'd veer towards Avignon for it's sights and more of an atmosphere in the evening, Orange... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

The opera was incredible. If you decide to spend the money and go to the festival, be aware that it DOES RAIN. The night we went it poured and they cancelled the show. Make sure you stay 2 nights just in case. They only cancel at the last minute

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

My family went to see Nebucco at the Theatre Antique and thoroughly enjoyed the viewing experience. How often does one get to watch an opera in an ancient Roman ruin? Amazing. Just note, we went in July and the theater was very cold in the evening. We brought cushions to sit on (a must because the seats are concrete), and... More

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