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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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Great audio tour through Roman past

Nîmes is a Roman city with French accents and the Arena de Nîmes is at its centre. It was set up for a rock concert when we visited, which happens we discovered quite frequently... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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New Delhi, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Nîmes is a Roman city with French accents and the Arena de Nîmes is at its centre. It was set up for a rock concert when we visited, which happens we discovered quite frequently during the summer. While the use of the arena in this way is fantastic, keeping it alive and useful, it would have been good if there... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We visited the arena and it has been preserved so well and is still in use. We took the self guided video tour and found it very interesting.

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Geneva, switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The arenes, beautifully preserved over the (two thousand) years, and made easily accessile in all parts for visitors at a reasonable fee, exemplify the monumental impact of Rome on Provence. The fee contributes to the site maintenance, and awards you a free audioguide, excellent for all ages and cultures.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This place is definitely worth visiting. The audio guide (included in the price) was very informative. They also do combo tickets that include other attractions in nimes and orange. I recommend checking out the combo tickets before buying as you can save a fair amount

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Thank Angela J
Nimes, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I 'm a resident of Nimes , but i visit often the Arènes ,with my foreigners friends because , the view is wonderful and this Arènes are the best conserved romans ruins.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We had two young children (9 and 6), and they both loved it. Audio guides are included for anyone over 7, with an activity sheet for anyone under 7. Having listened to the audio guide, I suspect that's largely due to the descriptions around whether the gladiators would die or survive. It's amazingly well preserved, and good that it's still... More 

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London, UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Definitely the highlight and site to see in Nimes. The audio guide was very helpful though there is a lot of climbing to benefit from this so watch out if it is very hot or wet.

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Glentham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We arrived by train from Avignon and for 5 euros left our heavy luggage at the Hotel Abalone which is just outside train station on the right.

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Brockham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

An interesting place even though the inside seating has been modernised. A lot of history around the Romans in France is included. It cost us 20 euros to get in for two adults. If you like history then I recommend it. This place was used for gladiatorial fighting and is well preserved for being close to 2,000 years old.

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West Midlands, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We really enjoyed visiting the Arenes - we bought audio guides and there was almost too much information to take in! We learned so much about the history of Nimes, gladiators, bull fighting etc. My only criticism is that the inside of the arena is somewhat spoiled by the seats although it is good that it is used for concerts... More 

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