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Address: Boulevard des Arenes, 30000 Nimes, France
Phone Number:
+33 4 66 21 82 56
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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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I thought on google images that there must be a nimes in Rome - amazing.

Amazing arena :) the audio guide really takes you on a virtual tour. Climbing up the steps to the top has a wonderful view! If you have 2 hours in Nimes, definitely go here!!! :)

Reviewed August 20, 2014
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Reviewed August 20, 2014 via mobile

Amazing arena :) the audio guide really takes you on a virtual tour. Climbing up the steps to the top has a wonderful view! If you have 2 hours in Nimes, definitely go here!!! :)

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Reviewed August 18, 2014

Don't miss it. Simply don't miss it. An utterly spectacular experience to walk around and over a genuine, preserved and mostly-intact Roman amphitheatre. Download the app first.

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed August 15, 2014

One of the best preserved Roman amphitheatre, the area at Nîmes is smaller then the Colosseum at Rome, but just as interesting. €9 might seem a bit pricy, but the audio guide is interesting and for €11.50 you can add a couple of other Roman antiquities.

Thank Iain C
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed August 12, 2014

Good view of the city from the top. Good informative app available for smartphones as an audio guide. The place has been prepared for concerts which take place throughout the summer. So not quite authentic Roman setting!

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Surrey, UK
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Reviewed August 11, 2014

Spent 3 hours in Nimes a week ago and it really was terrific - the Arenes is a 10 minute walk from the station. There is no luggage store at the station but go across the road and pay the friendly staff 5 euros per item (Terminus Hotel). The Arenes is in amazingly good condition - I do believe it... More 

Thank Kiwicall
Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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Reviewed August 10, 2014

East to find in the heart of Nimes. Even at the end of July it was not too busy. Free audio trail once inside but you have to leave something like a driving licence as a deposit Plenty of history to awe at, the only downside for me and this is being picky, is that the theatre is still used... More 

1 Thank Gareth S
Harrogate, United Kingdom
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Reviewed August 9, 2014

A wonderful arena still very much utilised by the locals for theatre and concerts. There is a free audio guide and plenty to see. There are no refreshments for sale but there is a small gift shop. The arena is set in the heart of a very busy city.

Thank Claire E
Thessaloniki Region, Greece
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Reviewed August 8, 2014

I was surprised the first time I have visited Nimes to find that it has its own Colosseum. This time it was different. I had the time to observe the Arenes de Nimes and realize how much authentic it is and at the same time not touristic at all, which for me is a plus. A very good first impression... More 

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Saint Nicolas, Belgium
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Reviewed August 7, 2014

Having visited the Colosseum in Rome a few year ago, we were utterly disappointed at how the arena in Nîmes had been managed by the French. The arena had just been used as a finish for the Tour de France, so there were hughe tribunes in the middle, on top of an asphalt layer (obviously not temporary) which apparently covered... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed August 5, 2014

very informative and explanatory visit, great views, panoramas from the bottom of Arenes to the top..breathtaking! audioguide in many languages, good price. many interesting facts and educative pictures/maps. some advantages to the kids - little puzzles and coloring educational book. good visit. besides the audioguides there are visioguides (ipads with special app with all those maps, pictures, etc), free application... More 

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