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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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  • the site is well preserved and the inner galleries also but there are comments to make it understandable. The theatrical performance on a surgeon is great for kids.
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  • Not to be missed, a lot of history, beautiful view of the city if we in the arena, beautiful photos. Ticket together with other attractions in the city.
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  • This is probably the best preserved Roman coliseum I have seen. Still in very good condition and much has been restored. Gives a great idea of what it was like to watch the fights, races, etc in the R...  more »
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  • It's very worthy visiting this Rome architecture. It has good view to see Arles and also you can enjoy the sunshine sitting inside. The entry fee is €8 for adult and €6 for reduction. If you visit Arles, you must visit here!
  • Historic location where contemporary "clean" bull fights are held. Unfortunately, the ancient architecture has been spoiled by metal railings and scaffolding. Still worth a visit if you're in Arles.
  • Very impressive arena, quite well preserved. Inexpensive to enter. Translations incomplete and occasionally poor.
  • Nice to see but if you don't have much time I wouldn't bother going in to visit
  • Great architecture better than the one in Times. Not as big. Wonderful views from the top.