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“Roman history in the sun”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Arenes de Nimes

Arenes de Nimes
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Roman Sites in Provence Half-Day Tour from Avignon Including Pont du Gard, Uzès...
Ranked #2 of 51 things to do in Nimes
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Contemporary of the Colosseum in Rome, the amphitheater of Nîmes is the best preserved amphitheater in the Roman world. The audio-guided tour, available in 10 languages, lets visitors experience the gladiator shows and life in Roman times. The "gladiator's quarter" presents the weapons and techniques of gladiatorial fights.
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“Roman history in the sun”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2012

Intact piece of Roman History. Audio guide is useful. Lots of school parties so a bit noisy. You can see the whole thing in a couple of hours

Visited October 2012
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“A Slice of History”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2012

You'll hear all about how this is the best preserved Roman amphitheatre and its dimensions and a bit of its history on the audio tour that comes with the admission ticket. But the fascinating aspect of the Arenes is the fact that it has survived more or less intact because it has been in continuous use since it was built nearly 2,000 years ago. After the Roman empire began to break up, the Visigoths were in control of Nimes and used the Arenes as a fortress. As did medieval knights. Then it became a town, with streets and houses, in which over 100 people lived! The Arenes is a bit of living history.

Visited October 2012
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Thessaloniki Region, Greece
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“The small "Colosseo"”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2012

We went to Nimes almost by chance and the Arenes de Nimes was the last thing we expected to see. Really impressive for such a small city. The square around it is very nice and the heart of the city is 5' away.

Visited November 2011
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Nezignan l'Eveque, France
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“Great for summer concerts”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2012

the best time to see the Arena is during the summer music festivals or during one of Nimes 3 famous festivals.

Visited February 2012
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“Well preserved monument to Roman Engineering”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2012

Majestic arena, full of history , wonderful facilities depicting what went on all those years ago when the Romans ruled. We had access via a Musuem Pass which also covered Orange Theatre Antique, this made it very reasonable cost for overseas travellers.

Visited June 2012
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