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Theatre Antique d'Orange

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Address: Rue Madeleine Roch, Orange, France
Phone Number: 33490511760
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9:30 am - 4:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

Built under Emperor Augustus in the 1st century AD, the Roman Theatre...

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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A unique Roman theatre from the 1rst century, in perfect condition, a world heritage monument

Built during Roman emperor Augustus' reign during the 1rst century by veterans of Julius Cesar's legion it is one of the world's best examples of a Roman theatre. It is still... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Built during Roman emperor Augustus' reign during the 1rst century by veterans of Julius Cesar's legion it is one of the world's best examples of a Roman theatre. It is still in use with a major opera festival every summer. It's absolutely incredible and very impressive. This 2000 year old open air theatre is well worth a detour.

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A wonderful example of a Roman theatre, we have a lot of them and this ranks with the best. Avoid the restaurant.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

arrived around 10h, bought ticket for the theatre and the museum. museum is already very interesting especially on first floor about the indienne printing tissue subject. never imagined that I can find something like this here in oranges. now I understand better my father s work. the theatre is good too , better reserved than the colossal in Rome. and... More 

Thank Erich J
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Spent many hours here on a rainy day and were amazed at how well preserved and huge this site is. The English audio guide is excellent. Many informative and entertaining side rooms with videos and other interesting material. Best Roman theatre of perhaps 6 we have seen. A must-see in Orange.

Tweed Heads, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

To think this was built such a long time ago. It is a spectacle to behold. Lots of steps. Awe inspiring in its size and creation. A must see!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was not expecting much from this theater but I was very surprised. The free audio guide is very interesting and gives so much detail on the history.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Spent most of the day here Very worthwhile as attraction There is a museum across the street too Some stairs and climbing No handrails

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

So wonderful to be able to walk around an amazing site without the crowds of others like the colosseum. The audio was helpful, and can't help to think how wonderful attending an opera or concert would be. I have experienced a number of unesco heritage listed sites and this rates among them!

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Rosario, Argentina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

A venue for shows in Roman times, this Roman theatre continues in this role today, to the delight of music lovers the world over. So if you are lucky you might arrive in Orange when there is any kind of show...., to witness its beauty at work! Anyway, a visit to this gem is a MUST if in the area,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

Went to the theatre because, to be frank, there's not much else to look at in orange. At 9.50 Euros it's a bit pricey to look around but is is quite impressive when you get inside. In fact I liked it so much we intend to go back to see one of its opera performances next year in July or... More 

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