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Roman Theatre of Orange

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Address: Rue Madeleine Roch, Orange, France
Phone Number:
+33 4 90 51 17 60
9:30 am - 4:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

Built under Emperor Augustus in the 1st century AD, the Roman Theatre of...

Built under Emperor Augustus in the 1st century AD, the Roman Theatre of Orange experienced a real rebirth in 2003, transporting visitors back to Imperial Rome. The new tour and the free audioguide in seven languages tell visitors about the shows and social life in the Provencal city during Roman times. In the new projection room, the film, with computer-generated images and reconstructions of shows, retraces the history of the Roman Theatre of Orange.

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Concert d'été !

Historical theater from the Roman epoch on French territory, it is considered one of the well conserved monuments in Europe. Amazingly, they keep showing operas and concerts with... read more

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Historical theater from the Roman epoch on French territory, it is considered one of the well conserved monuments in Europe. Amazingly, they keep showing operas and concerts with a live orchestra as it should happen in ancient times! Great acoustics. Better book your tickets in advance, they sell out quickly, especially in the summer season!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Roman Theatre of Orange, centrally located in Orange in the heart of the lovely Rhône Valley, is the best preserved and most complete Roman theater we have seen to date (our audioguide said that it is the best preserved theater in Europe). It was built during the reign of Augustus in the 1st century AD. The façade (postcænum) is... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This large well preserved Roman Theater was built towards the end of the 1st C. AD and is located in the center of Orange. The grand exterior façade features 17 arched doorways w/ 22 pilasters and is 103 m long, 37 m high and 1.8 m thick. The 3 story interior wall w/ a stage roof provides excellent acoustics and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2017

We have visited many Roman sites, and the theatre in Orange is certainly the best one we have seen so far. As it was raining when we arrived, we had a look around the museum across the road, quite small, but worth a visit. We then returned to the theatre and watched the introductory film - again worthwhile. The audio... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2017

If you're in the area, it's a must visit. It's the most complete Roman back wall I've ever seen. However, be aware that scaffolding covers a large portion of it, which takes away from the magic. I found the audioguide to be cheesy, but take it with you, there are some fascinating nuggets of information. The included museum across the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2017

This place is truly incredible. Friends and I visited and just stared in awe. Be sure to see the video in the little theatre just outside the main reception. Gives you a great history of the place and how it has evolved and has been used over the centuries. What a treasure this place is.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 31, 2016

Imagine sitting in a Roman amphitheater on a warm summer night listening to a concert! Worth a trip for the beauty of the place alone!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 20, 2016

The Roman Theatre of Orange is a very special Gem in the Provence Area. From the street, you can see the temple to Augustus Caeser. But it is much better once inside. Inside the stadium, you can climb all over it, practically wherever you like. Inside the concourse, there are various exhibits, including how the stadium was used over different... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 19, 2016

You really get to appreciate the importance of the theatre arts and culture to the Romans. More frequently we visit the old Roman coliseums and temples. Only a civilization also focused on plays and other performances could have built such a magnificent theatre. When you walk up the steps of the theatre, you get a great sense of the size... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 17, 2016 via mobile

We visited this site in October so it wasn't very busy but it sure was windy. The stage itself is grand and walking up and down the bleachers was interesting because I got a sense of what it might have been like in the day to watch something here. Take your student ID card with you if you have one... More 

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