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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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Splendid example but not enough to see

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... read more

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday 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 2 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 6 days ago NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

It makes you wonder how these people build these places..! We couldn't see inside as there was a concert on, the acoustic sound was unbelievable. The skills of these people is unreal, these type of structures excite me. It's up there with some of the Italian structures.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

All my life, I have wanted to visit the Nimes’ Arena. When I arrived, I was overcome with magnificence of this ancient Roman structure; however, when I walked inside I was saddened. This once great arena, was marred in modern day metal seats and structures in preparation for some upcoming event. Needless to say, it was nearly impossible to see... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The building looked amazing from the outside but before you visit check the website to make sure there are no planned concerts. We were disaapointed to find the amphitheater vwas closed all day due to a concert that night.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Like walking back in time, stunning views, informative free audio guide, friendly staff and impressive architecture. Most complete roman amphitheatre in the world and not as crowded as other ones, also so easy to get to from the train station!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It's incredible how well preserved and intact this structure is. The audio tour you can take was very detailed along with the information plaques throughout. It was a great historical experience. You need to take it all in and do the entire audio tour. It's really worth it.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

An absolutely beautiful historical site! We were fortunate enough to find out about a concert prior to booking our honeymoon. We traveled by train from Paris to see Depeche Mode in this arena. Not only was this a magnificent venue, the concert was amazing. Open air, beautiful summer night. Keep in mind, the seating is a bit tight.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great views from this amazing arena in Nimes. They still hold events here and I think it would be wonderful to see a concert in the arena! Outstanding views from this well preserved structure.

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