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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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+33 4 90 49 36 86
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I took a tour in French although my french is less than good and enjoyed it very much. I would suggest to read some history before you visit.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 16 January 2017
Jose Eduardo B
Miami, Florida
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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This amazing old place in the centre of Arles is still in use today. Far more impressive than I thought it would

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's a very interesting visit nonetheless, specially if you've never seen a roman arena before. But the structures mounted to allow the place to be used for shows and other events take away all the ambiance, as you can see in the pictures. It's worth a visit anyway, but it could be way better,

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Miami, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

I took a tour in French although my french is less than good and enjoyed it very much. I would suggest to read some history before you visit.

Thank Jose Eduardo B
Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

This is an amazing preserved Roman amphitheater and was quite the surprise for us to find in the South of France. We thoroughly enjoyed exploring this piece of history.

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Bucharest, Romania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

You will not miss the best preserved Roman amphitheater in Europe. Of course you will compare the Coliseum, but ... arena is "whole", offers a sharper image and on a combat theater of antiquity. Hats off for the way in which it was preserved!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

Amazing amphitheater that has been redone and is used for events currently.climb to the top for some great views of the city.

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St Helens, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

Simply put this is one of the finest ancient ampitheatre's in the world. In the heart of the lovely Provence town of Arles, it really is a must see!. Take care with the steps though if you are less mobile there are many if you want to see the best views.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2016

We saw a show at Christmas and it was fabulous. The security was very good and it was a brilliant experience. I highly recommend going at Christmas.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

At the centre of Arles a great piece of city history and well preserved. A very nice area to visit and go around

Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

While not as big as the amphitheater in Rome, more of this structure has been better preserved/reconstructed. These structures look better when they have not been completely destroyed by subsequent people using them for rock quarries. You get a really good sense of the size of the facilities built by the Romans. Its a shame the Roman civilization went into... More 

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