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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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We visited the arena as part of out boat trip and it's about a 10 minute walk from the jetty. Fantastic area but very hot! Still used today

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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Chalfont St. Giles, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

A real highlight of our visit to the fascinating town of Arles! Would recommend to anyone, it must be seen if you are there!

Thank Ruth C
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We visited the arena as part of out boat trip and it's about a 10 minute walk from the jetty. Fantastic area but very hot! Still used today

Thank AnnieM452
Plymouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

great place - very few people there whilst we were there, which enabled us to absorb the atmosphere and be taken back 2,000 years. Great that it's still being used for entertainment.

Thank AndyIbbs
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

What's cool about this amphitheater is that it is still in use today, 2000 years after its construction. Every week there is a performance from courses camarguaises (where they don't kill the bulls) to shows of Arlesian traditions to real bullfights (where the bull is killed).

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited Arles on our Viking cruise. The first day we went to Arles and began a walking tour of the city. We walked up to the Roman amphatheatre which has been restored and is still in use. It is very impressive. It is still used for concerts and bull fights.

Thank benjaminwolf
Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I was in Arles in December 2012 (part of a 6 country Eurorail jaunt). Friends had told me this town is a horrible tourist town in the summer, but December was wonderful there; although 2C, it was clear blue skies the whole time. And you can buy a combination ticket for the Amphitheatre and Theatre Antique (reviewed separately) for 6.5... More 

Thank Douglas H
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The fact this huge amphitheatre survives from Roman times is amazing, but it's hard to imagine what it must have been like as the whole thing is covered in scaffolding and wooden seating. Probably a great place to watch something (they do gladiator fights!) but as a tourist attraction there's not much of the original building to see- save €9... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A beautiful specimen, the center of life in today's Arles. This is the core. We rented a house across the street. What a view! Everything in antique Arles emanates from here.

Thank Sandra R
San Diego
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This amphitheater dates to Roman times. It is well preserved and maintained and used as an events'- bull fighting ring PLUS concert venue. From the top of the stadium there are some beautiful views of the Rhone River. Based on the design, it is probably an excellent concert venue.

Thank AlandDiane
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

For 12 euros, you can see 4 monuments (all within a short walk from each other) and 1 museum. All impressive ruins. In-between, try one or two cafes.

Thank James P

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