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Theatre Antique d'Orange

Address: Rue Madeleine Roch, Orange, France
Phone Number: +33 (0)4 90 51 17 60
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$120*
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Orange, Les Baux de Provence and Arles Small...
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$137*
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Provence Le Grand Tour
93%
Ranked #1 of 8 things to do in Orange
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ancient ruins, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: Built under Emperor Augustus in the 1st century AD, the Roman Theatre...
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Type: Ancient ruins, Sights & Landmarks
Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
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.
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Atlanta, Georgia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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69 attraction reviews
134 helpful votes 134 helpful votes
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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26 reviews 26 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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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26 reviews 26 reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
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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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
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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35 reviews 35 reviews
19 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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Cleveland, Ohio
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49 reviews 49 reviews
14 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

This is a must for anyone interested in history, especially Roman history. The audio guide, provided as part of the entry fee, is excellent in providing a wealth of information on what it is you're seeing and in helping imagine what it must have been like when it was in use by the Romans. If you're anywhere in the area... More 

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Farmington, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Our B & B owner suggested we make a visit; so glad we did! It's HUGE!!! The Audioguide proved invaluable. We arrived late in the afternoon so our visit was a bit rushed but what we saw was was well worth the visit. It really brings those history books alive!

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