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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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lovely concert venue

We went there to see David Gilmour's concert. The Arene is impressive as it is but the concert made it unforgettable. Two points: parking is a bit awkward, they let you in the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Baku, Azerbaijan
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Baku, Azerbaijan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We went there to see David Gilmour's concert. The Arene is impressive as it is but the concert made it unforgettable. Two points: parking is a bit awkward, they let you in the Arene parking even if there are not free slots, and you drive around waiting for someone to free the space; and the benches in the Arene are... More 

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Breda, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The place is absolutely brilliant, both in atmosphere and grandeur. But a special shoutout to the mobile App these guys made. Absolutely worthwhile! They offer 30 mins of free wifi so you download the App and then explore the premises with stories from the App. Absolutely great! Tip: for only 2 euros more you can buy tickets that do not... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

10 euros per adult if not bought as part of the collective ticket. When we first arrived at about 11am, the queue to get in was really long so we decided to come back later. We arrived back at around 2pm and went straight in. Very complete and you are able to go beneath the arena which was fascinating. It... More 

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New Delhi, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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 1 week 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 1 week 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 1 week 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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Nimes, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 1 week ago 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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