Amphitheatre (les Arenes)

Amphitheatre (les Arenes), Arles

Amphitheatre (les Arenes)
4.5
Historic Sites • Ancient Ruins
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Headandheaaart
Chester, UK172 contributions
The best Roman amphitheatre visited to date
Aug 2020 • Couples
I’ve been to Rome and I’m from a Roman city in the UK with its own amphitheatre but NOTHING beats Arles. It’s the best amphitheater I have visited yet. Very well preserved and maintained and a true pleasure to visit. Well worth the admission to visit and more impressive than any other worldwide arena I have visited to date.
Written April 27, 2021
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Tom
France1 contribution
A monument where History is felt
Dec 2019
During our summer holiday in Arles, we have decided to visit a town’s iconic place. Then, how not to go and visit the Arles Arena?
We easily succeeded to reach the arena thanks to direction signs.
The reception staff was smiling and pleasant.
We decided to take audio-phones to visit the amphitheater. The information was clear and numerous and for a History enthusiast like me, I was delighted.
I was astonished to still feel the history of this place in the walls and the sand. With a bit of imagination we can still hear the cries of the crowd and the gladiators' fights.
Unfortunately we came on the wrong day and we were not able to see any shows in the arena. However, I had heard a lot of good things about these shows, especially the music ones.
In short, this is a wonderful place to visit even if it's still a bit expensive if we don't have discounts.
Written November 6, 2020
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MikesWorld1111
Nice, France642 contributions
Very well preserved amphitheater.
Aug 2020
We arrived at sunset and it was too late to enter but we found a nice restaurant just in front of the amphitheater were we enjoyed the beautiful view.
Written August 27, 2020
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PCR_France
Paris, France30 contributions
Well worth it but see the rest.
Aug 2020 • Solo
Being so geographically close to Nimes it is hard to give 5 stars to this amphitheatre but this is but one of Arles’ Roman attractions and together they are 5* Arles is more that the sum of it’s parts.
Written August 14, 2020
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Dimitris L
Sydney, Australia26,397 contributions
Roman architecture
Aug 2019
The Amphitheatre (les Arenes) is a beautiful building, even after so many centuries since its construction in the year AD 90 by the Romans. It is a small example of the ingenuity of ancient Roman architecture. Roman amphitheatres were built in many areas where Romans conquered and ruled. There are several examples in France. This is one of them. It's definitely worth visiting.
Written July 17, 2020
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Traveler190511
Dordrecht, The Netherlands261 contributions
Impressive
Jun 2020
This impressive place is still intact. Although there is not so much to see, it is impressive that this large construction has survived 2000 years. It looks like it is still used for performances.
Written June 29, 2020
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Wendy V
Salt Spring Island, British Columbia, Canada1,090 contributions
Roman History in Arles
Oct 2019
This is a must-see sight in Arles, even if you just walk around the outside and don't go in (as we did.) We felt we saw enough by just walking around, as we could peek in and noticed that there was a lot of scaffolding inside. Friends went inside and were able to walk up the tower and take photos. It is amazing to be able to walk around and touch such old architecture.
Written May 25, 2020
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Caltanissetta, Italy2,792 contributions
Arles🇨🇵
May 2020 • Family
I kindly recommend to visit the Provence area in the South of France. Arles is a very beautiful town, the Arena is enchanting.
Written May 15, 2020
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LizzyLeeton
Leeton, Australia610 contributions
Amazing
Nov 2019
Amazing to walk up from our carpark and into this. It was incredible. Our room was right outside here and you felt you could almost touch it. Ot was great to people watch and enjoythe buskers and the bars around it as well. This is a must do, but take your time doing it.
Written March 28, 2020
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Paradise324363
Manosque, France5 contributions
Fascinating
Feb 2020 • Couples
This is a fascinating place which is still used for spectacles. There's a real sense of history, and we were sorry we couldn't stay longer.
Written February 16, 2020
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