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Roman Theatre of Orange

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Address: Rue Madeleine Roch, Orange, France
Phone Number: 33490511760
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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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Wonderful place

Wondeful place to visit; the antic theatre is from the roman period, it used to welcome antinc games, shows or ceremonies! Do not miss this beautiful construction !

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Wondeful place to visit; the antic theatre is from the roman period, it used to welcome antinc games, shows or ceremonies! Do not miss this beautiful construction !

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 173 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

No photograph, however good, can reflect the grandeur of this structure. You really have to be there to see it. The rows of seats (the cavea) are so steep that standing on the top row creates an impression of a much higher height. The combination ticket includes the museum of history next door.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

We visited the Roman Triumphal Arch first, parking our car in the adjacent free carpark and walked into town to visit the Roman Theatre. The entry was an expensive €9.50 each with no seniors discount but included the commentary. It was well worth it. The commentary was very detailed and incredibly interesting. Great views of the surrounding area from the... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

The place is one of the best preserved Roman theatre found in Europe continent; hence earning UNESCO's world heritage landmark. Basic structures of the theatre are all in place. It's a huge architecture. Entrance line is also reasonable compared to other popular sites in the Europe, especially for the peak season. Personally, my impression was slightly mediocre. The theatre was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015 via mobile

This place is amazing. We stayed on a campsite in Orange and walked in one day. We'd heard the theatre was worth seeing and it is. More complete than most and breath taking. You get a real sense of how it must have been all that time ago. The audio tour is very well done.

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

This is a stunning place. Although the one picture more or less shows it's main attribute, there is lots of history explained on the site, and a museum across the street that is also well worth a visit. That picture shows how huge this place is. It really occupies a substantial piece of the city. The city itself seemed to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

Built during Roman emperor Augustus' reign during the 1rst century by veterans of Julius Cesar's legion it is one of the world's best examples of a Roman theatre. It is still in use with a major opera festival every summer. It's absolutely incredible and very impressive. This 2000 year old open air theatre is well worth a detour.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015

A wonderful example of a Roman theatre, we have a lot of them and this ranks with the best. Avoid the restaurant.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015 via mobile

arrived around 10h, bought ticket for the theatre and the museum. museum is already very interesting especially on first floor about the indienne printing tissue subject. never imagined that I can find something like this here in oranges. now I understand better my father s work. the theatre is good too , better reserved than the colossal in Rome. and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015

Spent many hours here on a rainy day and were amazed at how well preserved and huge this site is. The English audio guide is excellent. Many informative and entertaining side rooms with videos and other interesting material. Best Roman theatre of perhaps 6 we have seen. A must-see in Orange.

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