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Address: Boulevard des Arenes, 30000 Nimes, France
Phone Number: 33466218256
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Contemporary of the Colosseum in Rome, the amphitheater of Nîmes is the...

Contemporary of the Colosseum in Rome, the amphitheater of Nîmes is the best preserved amphitheater in the Roman world. The audio-guided tour, available in 10 languages, lets visitors experience the gladiator shows and life in Roman times. The "gladiator's quarter" presents the weapons and techniques of gladiatorial fights.

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Fun place to see a show!

If in town you can walk by and take some nice photos, and there are a lot of nearby shops and restaurants too. You don't need a full day, but it is a fun pit stop if you are in... read more

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Hamme, Oost-Vlaanderen, Belgium
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We visited the Theatre in Orange two days before, and we were a bit disappointed here in Nimes. The outside is marvelous, but the inside is just... messy. The stands spoil the view. The audio tour is very informative. We have learned new stuff about gladiators but more importantly were set straight about things we all believe to be true... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

If in town you can walk by and take some nice photos, and there are a lot of nearby shops and restaurants too. You don't need a full day, but it is a fun pit stop if you are in the area. We saw Johhny Hallyday perfrom and it was such an amazing experience. Every seat is a good seat.... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I must say, when we saw this from outside was looking really stunning. I had a concern to visit this but my partner wanted to go inside so i followed him. Well in a way i was right. You can't see much inside, also the ground seems more a modern road that an old arena. Around the area there was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

There is something deeply cool about standing in an arena that was built nearly 2000 years ago and I love that it is still used for town events today. You can't come to Nimes and not go to the arena. The staff are very helpful. If you are travelling as a family it is cheaper to buy the multi ticket... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The arenas de Nimes is centrally located easy to find. In better condition than the Coloseum and without the crowds. Concerts are held here regularly.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I was go glad that I went in to the see the Arena. It was so well preserved! So much better than Rome! The audio tour is also very interesting and well worth it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We saw a rock concert here and it was simply incredible. The sound was great and it seemed more intimate when the sun went down and the only lights were those coming from the stage.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

If you haven't had the opportunity to explore Roman amphitheaters before this is ideal. Although by far the most intact of the remaining Roman amphitheater and splendid in its faithful restoration it does however lack access for the more seasoned traveller. We were there the day after a concert. The main floor of the arena was covered in tarmac and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

From the outside alone this arena is superb. It is brilliant how well preserved it is. Definitely the focal point of Nimes

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Having just spent 4 days in Arles and its sister Arena we were familiar with the scope and style, but you are blown away as our train pulls up smack-bang in the middle of the historic city centre, a pedestrian promenade leading straight to the amphitheatre. Its massive , a colossal monument that excites and impresses upon one's sensibility. Cafes... More 

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