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Reviewed July 13, 2013

When you consider these facts you know that you are at a special and unique site:

The interior originally had three levels and could holed 11,000 spectators.
Today, it can hold 7,000 spectators.
It is 2000 years old and still retains a " frons scenae" which is miraculously intact
It has perfect acoustics
It is imposing and elegant
It hosts the world's greatest opera singers even to this day
Louis XIV called it " the most beautiful wall of the kingdom"

It is hard to imagine as you stand there in awe, that such a place could exist virtually intact 2000 years after it was built and continues to impress sophisticated performers and audiences.

The audio guide is excellent and so is the film about the theatre's history and the museum across the street. Walking up to the top rim of the theatre was a bit of a challenge for me as I do not have a head for heights and the gradient is quite steep -- but I did make it to the top , for a walk around the corridors.

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Reviewed July 4, 2013

Some of the world's greatest opera singers appear here annually and it is was just too bad we were here before the season started. The famous wall that forms the backdrop of the stage is spectacular when you consider it is 2000 years old. Visitors can pay for an audio tour or you can walk around the outside and get a glimpse of some of the structure.

Thank Jakmor
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Reviewed July 1, 2013

The scale of this theatre is impressive. It would have been good to hear some opera here but our timing was not right. It was very atmospheric and well done. The audioguide tour is excellent and it was very good value.

Thank Jonhayes
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Reviewed June 30, 2013

The Theatre Antique d'Orange is one of three Roman theatres left in the world which has a complete back (curtain) wall. (The other two are in Aspendos, Turkey and Bosra, Syria.) The tour of this theatre is very worth while and the audio guide which is included in the entry fee is well worth the money. The theatre was fantastic (even though the stage area was all set up for a concert they were having the day we visited). There is a short film about the history of the theatre and something called "Ghosts of the Theatre" which we thought was a bit corny. The Opera part of the presentation wasn't working the day we were there and that was the part we were most interested in. Included in the admission ticket is a visit to the small museum across the street. If you go, be sure to get the free audio guide since the explanations definitely enhance some of the more unusual exhibits. There is also a good review of the religious wars that were fought in this area. We bought a combination ticket for these two attractions in Orange as well as three attractions in Nimes. We do not recommend this. Unlike Orange which is extremely tourist friendly (attractions are close together and there is adequate parking at a very reasonable price), Nimes is very hard to navigate and the three attractions are a long way apart and not easy to find. Also, the parking is extremely expensive. (See separate review on Nimes for more info.) Thumbs up for Orange!

Thank happytraveler30183
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Reviewed June 29, 2013

This originally was not on our plan. On our way to Ponte du gard and Nimes, our GPS took us through Orange. I then remembered there was something interesting in Orange during our Provence research and decided to stop. Pay parking nearby and free during lunch. Entry fee very reasonable.
Wow, what a site. One of the best sites we visited. Nicely restored. The audio guide vividly took me back in time. Another thing that I learned was how the ancient people used to build dwellings within the theater.

Thank JavaAlii
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