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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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So much to do here!

Of course the theater is magnificent (though it costs $10 to get in, boooo). You can also just sit across from it in one of the ubiquitous cafes and enjoy a relaxing view. The... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
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SA, TX
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Of course the theater is magnificent (though it costs $10 to get in, boooo). You can also just sit across from it in one of the ubiquitous cafes and enjoy a relaxing view. The market here is quite fabulous, large with very nice items of every imaginable kind. Prices are a bit high though, and like ALL Provence markets go... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Amazing structure in the center of town. Quite well preserved . Lots of rooms to explore with video presentations. Big parking lot close by.

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Amman, Jordan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Didn't stay in ORANGE... We just drove by... Took us two hours to see the theatre and the arc... Was more than enough for this city... Don't expect much... Not the best that UNESCO has to offer

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Poole
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Today, 17th May 2015 we chanced upon a visit to Orange. Whilst the traffic is truly awful through this lovely French town do stop and visit the Roman amphitheatre. For 19Euro for two and with the radio commentary in your language of choice you can spend well over an hour of explanation of this amazing structure of the Roman period.... More 

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Leicester UK
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147 helpful votes 147 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

A great attraction very well presented. Don't miss it if you are anywhere nearby. Good value at €9.50 per person.

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Great Mills, Maryland, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

We thoroughly enjoyed the audio tour available in several languages! My wife lived in Orange for several years and learned more about the Roman built theatre listening to the audio. There are optional sections that add to your understanding of that part if you want additional info, The theatre is well preserved and is used for productions even today! Tickets... More 

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

An incredibly well preserved 2000 year old theatre. Audio tour was very insightful and informative. Tour included access to most of the theatre ( although we were not allowed to walk on the stage). Great way to spend 2 or more hours. A must for any history or theatre buff.

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Geneva, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Really important to get the free audio guide to appreciate the theatre. The background of the stage is really amazing!

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

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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