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Address: South East corner of town (next to Arena), Arles, France
Phone Number: 04-90-96-93-30
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Lovely site, but little information

If you're seen Orange first, you'll probably be disappointing, but there is a nice atmosphere in this theater, where you can walk among fragments of columns, seats, and statues... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Patricia C
Tampa, Florida

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Sudbury, MA
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231 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Dating back to ancient Rome, the theatre is in great condition and still actively being used for performances. Walking around you get a good sense of what it must have felt like centuries ago. You can easily see everything there is to see in a half hour. No gift shop or concessions. Downside: Like all attractions in Arles, the theater... More 

Thank mix579
Kobe, Japan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Well conserved, it is ideal for a concert or plays. You can walk around and enjoy being literally in a time travel, or just sit and enjoy the multiple shows, including gladiators, they do here. Really a must see.

Thank FloranH
Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is quite an old theatre, dating to the Roman times. It was built during the reign of the first Roman Emperor Augustus who ruled roughly from about 27 BC to AD14. It is a theatre in ruins but still maintains its beauty and charm. We spent some time here looking around and it would be worth visiting by anyone.... More 

Thank Dimitris L
Tampa, Florida
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95 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you're seen Orange first, you'll probably be disappointing, but there is a nice atmosphere in this theater, where you can walk among fragments of columns, seats, and statues awaiting to be returned to the monument. Could use more information on site.

Thank Patricia C
St Paul
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10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

These Roman ruins are so wonderful. I really enjoyed taking photos of the ancient Corinthian columns and wondering how they even erected them.

Thank Gooberhoopsie
Nimes, France
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59 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Filled with history, this place has an incredible sound. I saw modern and classic musical events there, and the quality of the sound from pretty much anywhere you are seated is excellent.

Thank Franswa212
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Numbers of the reviews seem to refer to the colosseum next door as the amphitheatre but if it is a theatre you are interested in then this would be it. In some ways I found it more interesting than the larger structure. Worth the admission if you bought the museum pass or are particularly interested in these kinds of structures.

Thank rclip
Spofford, New Hampshire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was looking forward to two things when we visited Arles. I wanted to see the "classical theater"and the "Roman Arena" amphitheatre. I was disappointed at each site because these two sites are still actively used by the city of Arles. The classical theater has several sections around it that let you look in and get a sense of the... More 

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Albion Park
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This site is wonderful for exploring this ancient theatre. It is great to see that some of the theatre has been restored but it also looked a little like an ancient dump with ancient debris scattered around the site. Nice to see that it is still being utilised as a theatre for concerts.

Thank Elizabeth B
Singapore, Singapore
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is a beautiful setting but nothing much you cannot see from the outside. It is not really worth paying an entrance fee for. In the summer there is a stage in the middle for music concerts.

Thank kimenbang

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