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Amphitheatre (les Arenes)

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Address: Rond-Point des Arenes | Arènes d Arles, 13200, Arles, France
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We liked it best out of all the Roman arenas.

Unexpectedly, this ruin delivered. Just a little smaller than Nimes and not as well preserved (or restored?). Not as Overtly Impressive as Orange's Theatre. Yet this site, tucked... read more

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Cape Town, South Africa
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This venue bought tears to the eyes. It's full of time and history and the enormity of it is unfathomable. An amazing location for the photography enthusiast with a lot of alley ways, deep shadows and never ending corners. My one downside was that it seems to hold bull fighting shows there, not a happy camper :(

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

In the heart of the city this is not to be missed. You can walk all around on different levels & its easy to get caught up in the atmosphere. Morning seem to be less crowded so recommend that

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Athens, Greece
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

If you go to Arles you must feel lucky! It is one of the most beautiful little towns I have ever seen, and so out of this world that you will think you are in a movie! The town itself is a monument, but if you like ancient monuments this amphitheatre is what you have to see. You can pay... More 

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Bradenton, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

This alone with the Coliseum is worh the trip to Arles. Beautiful Roman structure with plenty of steps to climb!

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Ithaca, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to an Easter Fiera(bull fight). The arena is magnificient. If you go to the bullfight their are two types the regular and the Route Camargue which one could read up on. No need to get to the bullfight much before the defined start time. I would sit as low in the arena as you budget will allow. Very... More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Somewhat smaller version of the Coliseum in Rome, but still with room for 20,000. Over the two thousand years since it was built was used for various purposes, including housing for a time and bull fighting (which continues in different forms, some less disadvantageous to the bulls). Shows amazing engineering prowess of Romans. Not much different from modern stadiums. Featured... More 

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Kansas City, Kansas
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is my first visit to a Roman amphitheater and I was blown away! Walking up in the tower, getting views over the city, walking through the passageways gives you a taste of what it was like so long ago. Posters up all around tell of the opening of the season for bullfighting.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Unexpectedly, this ruin delivered. Just a little smaller than Nimes and not as well preserved (or restored?). Not as Overtly Impressive as Orange's Theatre. Yet this site, tucked into the sweet little town of Arles, bought the Romans back to life for us. Maybe it's the stroll through a small town on streets where the local people live, being drawn... More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Built by the Romans, and modeled after it's counterpart in Rome, this colliseum is a marvel. Just the fact that it still stands is a tribute to the engineering ability of the Romans. It is still in use for concerts and annual ceremonies. Stadiums today should last as long!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

this is a restored amphitheater - with lots of 'downed' pedestals etc. they do have concerts here in the summer

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