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Theatre Romain (Antique)

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Address: rue du Cirque, 38200 Vienne, France
Phone Number: 04 74 85 39 23
Description: Roman theater which seats 13,000.

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Almost 2,000 years old

This is one of the largest Roman Theaters in existence and used to seat almost 13,000 people. It was built in 40 to 50 AD and is still used for a jazz festival every year in July.

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 3, 2015
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Palm Coast, Florida
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Palm Coast, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

This is one of the largest Roman Theaters in existence and used to seat almost 13,000 people. It was built in 40 to 50 AD and is still used for a jazz festival every year in July.

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Waitsburg, Washington
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46 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 via mobile

We weren't lucky enough to hear music, but a beautiful arena out of stone, and so worth a visit. You can imagine yourself in this space in ancient times, sitting watching a production. Beautiful stone work.

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Houston
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Went over for a couple of the nights of Jazz a Vienne. Ibrahim Maalouf played in one of those nights. Blew me away. Bring a cushion/pillow, this is stone sitting. I think is best to be in the middle to upper sections; a better view and definitely better acoustics.

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Bucharest
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41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Having been partially rained out on our last visit in 2013, we were anxious to experience a full concert during our visit this year; we were not disappointed on two nights despite light rain falling during the first night. The setting is fascinating - we look forward to future visits when the weather is even better.

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Lyon, France
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

excellent area for concerts and show during the jazz festival but also all along the year.Specially when it doesn't rain.

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Larnaca Cyprus
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10 reviews 10 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Mid summer June 2011 sun sky high few hours before the opening of the famous Jazz a Vienne...a small town with a massive past history I had to see this theater from before otherwise...i could only see Sir Tom Jones opening the festival and taken away by his voice. Yes one of the most beautiful Roman Theaters carved in the... More 

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Two Rivers, Wisconsin
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118 helpful votes 118 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

This was a large Roman city in the first century BC thus just about anywhere they do a building modification they dig up ruins. This is a very picturesque location and I am sure my narrative is not doing it any justice. This town is surrounded by steep hills and a large Roman theater which once held 13,000 spectators. The... More 

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Ormond Beach, Florida
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47 reviews 47 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

We simply enjoy viewing the old Roman ruins in France, which often times, are in far better shape and condition than those in Italy.

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Bundanoon, Australia
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56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

Yes it was a little difficult to find, but if you followed the Elm tree signs on the footpath you arrived there at the Théâtre Antique, the ancient amphitheatre that overlooks Vienne. It is 130 meters in diameter and is thought to have housed 11,000 spectators. Built in 40-50 AD this stunning monument to the past has regained its original... More 

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Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2013

Yet another great old theater from Roman times, still in use now, notably for the Vienne Jazz festival. Worth a stop.

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