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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
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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
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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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I am very pleased that they're doing their best to preserve the place. You better be ready with lots of ups and down steps to wonder the history behind the walls and to appreciate... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I am very pleased that they're doing their best to preserve the place. You better be ready with lots of ups and down steps to wonder the history behind the walls and to appreciate the City of Orange.

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you are in Provence I would strongly recommend a stop in Orange. We have seen other theaters from this time but none compare. You are truly able to understand how these theaters operated. Have someone in you group stand at the bottom and then go to the top. You will be amazed by the acoustics.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

To state this is the best preserved is an enormous understatement considering that most of the others are ruins with some orchestra floor and very little else. This theater is nearly complete. It is missing the marble facade from the proscenium and most of the columns, but there is a lot there. Startling that more was not repurposed into building... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Well worth some time to enjoy the impressive Roman theatre of Orange. They do stage shows here I. The summer but it is well worth touring out of season

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016

Situated in the Rhone valley, the ancient theatre of Orange, with its long facade, is one of the best preserved of all the great Roman theatres. Considering its age, it is well preserved. We wandered and gawked at the old theatre, imagining performances of the past taking place here. We skipped the museum.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016 via mobile

The theatre in Orange is one of the best preserved Roman Theaters I have seen. It is worth to visit Orange to see this impressive site.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2016

this was an excellent tour w it's great audio and so much to learn. You need 2-3 hours. It is very well preserved - would love to see a concert there.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2016 via mobile

Totally amazing place, considering its age and the level of development of civilisation elsewhere at the time. There was work going on so access was restricted. I would have like to have seen backstage. Didn't try the cafe or the headsets. We like to just wander. Excellent toilets. The ticket allows entry to the museum across the road. Worth the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2016

Amazing building and still in use. Able to walk around with audio guide and listen to descriptions of its history. Could not get on stage. Acoustics though still fabulous. If you are not good with heights be careful as it is steep and the exits at the back are steeper still. Definitely worth a visit as it is amazing and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2016

We arrived in Orange in the late afternoon but managed to get into the theatre even though they were rehearsing for a show to be presented later in the week. A fantastic place with very good acoustics. From the very back of the seating area we could hear the rehearsal easily. The architecture is just breathtaking and the craftsmanship is... More 

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