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Amphitheatre (les Arenes)

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Address: Rond-Point des Arenes | Arènes d Arles, 13200, Arles, France
Phone Number: 04-90-49-36-86
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A working amphitheatre!

Quite an amazing to have a Roman amphitheatre in the centre of a bustling city that is now in use as the local bull ring! It is huge and in very good condition considering the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Charleston, South Carolina
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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We loved walking round the arena. Who would have thought this 'very' complete arena still existed in this beautiful french town! It was like a slightly smaller version of Rome but without the mass of tourists! Great to hear it is still in use as well!

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This Ampitheatre is one of the top 20 of the ancient roman ampitheatres. It once held close to 20,000 people. There are great views of the city and the Rhone from the top levels.

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Cherry Hill
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Loved visiting the arena. We did not use the audio tour we just strolled through the arena. Beautiful view of Arles from the top of the arena.

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Charleston, South Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Quite an amazing to have a Roman amphitheatre in the centre of a bustling city that is now in use as the local bull ring! It is huge and in very good condition considering the age, but I imagine its continued use as a bull ring has something to do with that. Well worth a visit.

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Vancouver WA
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It was nice to go inside and see it. We had a local guide with us and learned that it was actually saved because local people started moving in and building "homes' in the amphitheater many, many years ago. Many years passed, and the powers that be realized what a jewel they had and the squatters had to be moved... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This amphitheatre is extraordinarily well preserved and in excellent condition. There are numerous multilingual signboards around the property that explan things well. Worth a visit.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited this attraction after buying a multi pass, which was well worth it and an easy to do option. This was an interesting place to visit.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a well preserved roman amphitheatre in the centre of Arles. It is worth a wander about to see the columns around the structure as well as the amphitheatre itself.

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Peoria, Illinois
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Deciding between Average and Above Average was difficult. The amphitheater has been amazingly well preserved. You can walk around the exterior and understand the size of the structure. Built in the 1st century B.C. to accommodate about 10,000 spectators the amphitheater still can be used to accommodate about 2,000. The structure is made of limestone which is plentiful in the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Having been to the Colosseum in Rome, I wasn't sure it would be worth it. It definitely is. Very impressive and better preserved than Rome.

Thank Ashley28806

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