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Address: Boulevard des Arenes, 30000 Nimes, France
Phone Number: +33 4 66 21 82 56
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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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One of the must visit places in Nimes. What to say, it is a classic sight from roman times. To be honest, I didnt expect a sights like this in France. Great.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

One of the must visit places in Nimes. What to say, it is a classic sight from roman times. To be honest, I didnt expect a sights like this in France. Great.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

A really amazing place to visit. The Romans were incredible builders. We came here on a three venue ticket including the tower and temple. All three are worth visiting. An audio guide talks you around the arena and you can actually go onto the central floor area. A must see in Nimes.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great attraction and very well conserved. Wrote this review more to talk about the galleries. There are two: the one for the gladiators and the bullfight exhibit. We only admire gladiators because they no longer exist, and we put what they did into context. But promoting something that still exists and should be an embaracement to all human beings like... More 

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Litchfield, Maine
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I find it unbelievable every time I walk by. It is worth one trip inside to get the full effect.I agree that the stadium seating is distracting but I assume it makes it more usable for modern attractions.

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South Bend, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Go here. This place if so well-preserved it's eerie to walk around knowing what happened there over the centuries. It's a rare place where you can feel so viscerally connected to ancient history. The views from the top are spectacular as well.

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This arena is very well preserved and in the heart of Nimes. Plan a couple of hours to go through the place, wandering the corridors that held the gladiators and beasts that fought here.

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Darwin, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very central masterpiece. Well preserved Roman amphitheatre. Makes for some wonderful photos at night when lights are on and no one around.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Arena of Nîmes is a Roman amphitheatre, situated in the French city of Nîmes. Built around AD 70, it was remodelled in 1863 to serve as a bullring. The Arenas of Nîmes is the site of two annual bullfights during the Feria de Nîmes, and it is also used for other public events. A must see if you love... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The only complete Arena left in Europe. The audio guide explains the history and is very informative. The best Roman reason to be in extraordinarily beautiful Nîmes.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our whole family enjoyed the area self guided tour. Very impressive that the arena is still in use. We would have loved to have seen a show at the arena... next time.

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