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Roman Theatre of Orange
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
Moscow, Russia
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“Fantastic experience.”
Reviewed 21 July 2012

This is defenetly one of the most impressive building in the city, constructed 2K years ago, it is still alive and host art events, operas etc. We were suprised by audio guide on russain language, so for russian speaking tourist it could be an advantage. MUST see.

Visited July 2012
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“Ancient history and live performances”
Reviewed 19 July 2012

One of 3 Roman theaters still in existence in the world, layers of history visible in the city façades, fine restaurants and cafés, friendly people.

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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“Impressive!”
Reviewed 15 July 2012

Having visited some years ago, we were pleased to find the improved visiting experience, with audio-guide, etc. This made it much more interesting, and the visitor can appreciate the history of this wonderful building so much better. The exhibition "Les Fantômes du Théâtre" is extremely well done. We also recommend the views from the top of the Theatre, over the city, out towards Mont Ventoux, etc.

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Toronto, Canada
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“A stunning relic from ancient Rome”
Reviewed 14 July 2012

I must admit I do have a bias for Roman antiquity. Given this, I was thrilled to stumble across the ancient theatre in the city of Orange. It is one of the best preserved Roman theaters anywhere and dates back to the first century AD.  While it is not cheap to visit (€8.50) it is nonetheless spectacular. The well preserved stage wall is simply massive and still contains well preserved carvings. It is imposing from the inside and provides a dramatic backdrop for one of the many performances which are held during the summer months.  Make sure to hike up to the highest rows to get a birdseye view of the theatre and stage. If you love ancient Roman history and artifacts you must include a visit to the Orange theatre on your itinerary.

TIP:  If you're planning on also visiting the Roman arena and temple in Nimes make sure to buy the combo pass. You will save money!

Visited July 2012
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Oslo, Norway
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“Worth going to Orange for”
Reviewed 14 July 2012

We were going to Avignon, but I am so happy we made the detour and went into Orange. This roman theater is really worth visiting. It huge! They have a film you can wacht - I would recommend you to see it before you go into the arena. It gives you an nice overview. It's in french with english subtitles.
The audioguide is good, and is available in 8-10 different languages.

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