Amphitheatre (les Arenes), Arles

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A two-tiered Roman amphitheater, Amphitheatre (les Arenes) could once hold over 20,000 spectators. It was built as a venue for chariot races and hand-to-hand battles. Today, it draws large crowds for bullfighting, as well as plays and concerts. The building measures 136 m (446 ft) long, 109 m (358 ft) wide, and features 120 arches. Our Arles online travel planner makes visiting Amphitheatre (les Arenes) and other Arles attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • An excellent stop as you explore the old town area of Arles, from the time the Roman Empire held sway over most of the Mediterranean. Also don't miss the Theatre Antique, so many historic sites in thi...  more »
  • This immensely impressive monument has been and is being carefully restored. A visit (audio guide highly recommended) not only tells you about the Roman building but about the many uses to which it ha...  more »
  • This amphitheatre in ARLES is beautifully well preserved. We feel the bullfights atmosphere, even if we appreciate not necessarily
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  • Seriously cool spot. It's arguably the best preserved amphitheater in the world and is still in use. The only draw back is that the modern aluminum seating takes away from the beauty of it but is is amazing to walk around and see just what these were like exactly.
  • Very well maintained and impressive. Still used for many shows and bullfights, but can also be visited on other days. Great for kids too
  • Worth €9 of anyone's money. Visit during the off-season to avoid crowds and searing heat. The views from the tower are breathtaking.
  • A three-fourths size Roman Colosseum in France is a pleasant surprise. Clearly, Arles was a western little-Rome meant to impress the locals. The history of the building and city is fascinating.
  • Stunning antique. Really worth going in to fully appreciate size and age. 2000 years old and still in use!

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