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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 8 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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Perpignan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

This was quite a surprise to us as we thought there was an only an arena in Orange and when we went inside there is the 37m high theatre wall - quite a stunning site and still standing after all this time. There is a guide (mine was in English) which gives a little more background info, so worth having.... More

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Prague, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Amphiteatre in Orange is amongst the biggest of its kind out of Italy, originally built to host up to 10k visitors! It is truly a majestic construction and very well maintaned. No wonder why...We regret we could not have stayed in Orange for a bit too longer to see the evening theater performance. I imagine it must be beautiful and... More

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千葉県
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

The museum is across the street of the Roman Theater. On the first floor, statues and mosaics are displayed. I was very impressed by a very big mosaics displayed on the floor. on upper floors, paintings are displayed. Books and souvenirs are sold at the entrance. When I visited, a special exhibition for kids was held. The displays were based... More

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

The Theatre Antique d'Orange is considered one of the most well-preserved historic Roman monuments across the ancient Roman Empire in Europe!

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Herning, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

This old theatre is a must see and has easy access, but not for wheelchairs. Walking in here is like being back in the Middle Ages. Unfortunately we did not have time to see a performance here, but will come back for it another time.

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Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Orange is well worth a visit, this 2,000 year old theatre holds Concerts from July to September, advise to book in advance truly spectacular performances in the grand surroundings. We however missed the concerts. We visited a Cafe opposite and had supper overlooking this magnificent Theatre, absorbing all the atmosphere, if only I could remember the name of the restaurant...... More

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

With the one proviso that you have to be fit enough for climbing the steps of the theatre this is a must see if you are in the vicinity. The town puts on a well scripted Roman show on Saturday morning. The audio guide is good and the displays including the holograms are quirky and interesting. We went just off... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 via mobile

It is in fact the best preserved theatre in the whole of Europe!! A must see. In July and August every year the amphitheatre is host to spectacular musical events.

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Hythe, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 via mobile

This really is worth seeing, quite spectacular when you consider it's age. The hand held audio guides are very good and you can wander round at your leisure. Try to go out of high season as it will get very busy. A good tip would be to go to Nimes and see the Roman arena there as they are managed... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

The audio guide is an excellent addition and an essential for the visit as it provides the life to the visit and enables you to imagine the construction and operation of the theatre throughout Roman times to the present day. It is one of the best preserved Roman theatres you will see if you have time go around all of... More

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