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. To visit Amphitheatre (les Arenes) and other attractions in Arles, use our Arles trip itinerary planner.
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  • August 17, 2017
    Enjoyed it with the pass .. lucky to accidentally hit the gladiator show .. otherwise might have been a snoozer.  more »
  • August 17, 2017
    Well preserved arenas. Make the outside turn worth it also. Take the time to climb to the top to admire the panorama and have an overview on the trail of the arenas.
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  • August 16, 2017
    If you did the Colosseum of Rome, it is the same but much smaller. The charm is that these arenas are still used for bullfighting festivals. Go ahead during these festivities. Take a discovery pass, because admission to €9 is expensive only
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  • May 27, 2017
    Interesting although I wish they didn't have modern seating inside. Still if that is the price to maintain it then I suppose it's a good trade off. Great views of the Rhone from the tower.
  • July 13, 2017
    You can see Courses camarguaises (different from bull fight) Mon/Wed/Fri 5:30 pm. It is fun to watch bull vs raseteurs. You can also visit the Arles dueling the day and learn about the history of Arles.
  • July 12, 2017
    Great Roman amphitheater and it still is in use! Go here for gladiator fights, horse shows and bull fighting (th French way, the bull is not harmed) Sit on the right side if you want shade.
  • July 8, 2017
    Pure unadulterated history. Loved every minute of this amazing piece of Roman architecture. Sit down and dream!
  • April 11, 2017
    An impressive and pretty well-preserved building. Must-see if you're in the area. It's too bad that I visited this in the middle of a heatwave, and couldn't really spend time on the inside at all because of the scorching sun, which the rest of the town mostly managed to provide shelter from.

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