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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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fantastic place to visit or to attend a concert, classical or rock, it does not really matter... it is a real beauty and really close to city center offering plenty of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

fantastic place to visit or to attend a concert, classical or rock, it does not really matter... it is a real beauty and really close to city center offering plenty of opportunities... A must see

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Hamme, Oost-Vlaanderen, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If you are in Orange, you need to visit the theatre. If not for sentimental reasons (think: The Cure in Orange movie from 1986), for the obvious historical ones. The theatre is one of the best kept Roman theatres in the world. Especially the stage wall is impressive. The audio guide is very informative and is available in many different... More 

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We really enjoyed visiting the Roman theater. Tickets are €9.50 per person and include admission to the museum across the street. The museum contains Roman artifacts from the theater. An audio guide is also included, but it was a long-winded so we didn't listen to all of the tracks. It was interesting to hear about how the classes were separated... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Not cheap but very interesting and the audio guide included in the price is informative and comprehensive. Lots of steps of course- may be a problem for some. We brought our dog- they had no problem with her coming and didn't charge anything but she wouldn't have been allowed in the museum (I don't think she would have been interested... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This roman theater is very impressive and well preserved. An audio guide is provided for the visit and give great explanations about the history of this theater. Definitely worth a visit !

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Stockholm, Sweden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Interesting, well thought out exposition of the theatre itself and roman theatre in general. Stage sets were up and somewhat reduced the overall atmosphere. UNESCO protected.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Still amazing how is in so good conditions after so many years. if you are in the area "must be" place. For me the most impresive of all area. Highly recommend.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I had always wanted to go to a concert here ever since I read Peter Mayle's account of seeing Pavarotti. There is something very special about open air concerts, and in a "building" so old, it was very special. It was very well organised. Initially we were rather cramped in our "seats", but they took a couple of people from... More 

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Bornem, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Highlight of the trip. We were travelling with a dog (you can enter theater with the dog but not the museum) and it was extremely hot so we just had a quick look and climbed all the way up in turns (to keep the dog in shade) but this is definitely a place where I would like to go back... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The amphitheater is still mostly in tact and still hosts events. I read about the opera festival they host in the summer and couldn't believe I was lucky enough to be in Nimes when l'orange was hosting the Requiem. Of course I bought the tickets on digitick.com. On the way to the theatre there were some road closures and we... More 

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