Amphitheatre (les Arenes), Arles

4.2
World heritage site · Ruin · Historic Site
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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  • We arrived at sunset and it was too late to enter but we found a nice restaurant just in front of the amphitheater were we enjoyed the beautiful view.  more »
  • Being so geographically close to Nimes it is hard to give 5 stars to this amphitheatre but this is but one of Arles’ Roman attractions and together they are 5* Arles is more that the sum of it’s...  more »
  • The Amphitheatre (les Arenes) is a beautiful building, even after so many centuries since its construction in the year AD 90 by the Romans. It is a small example of the ingenuity of ancient Roman...  more »
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  • A really cool place, would recommend to see as you can tell there is a lot of history here. Has a great view from the top and I would love to watch a show there sometime. I wish they kept more of the olden style of stands rather than the more modern look it has. Overall a great place to see if your in the area.
  • Some awesome history here, it was not just an amphitheater, was once a town built in side during the dark ages, also hold bull fights here for the festival. the ticket you buy will also get you in the other roman sights so it’s a good price. Worth a look inside Or just have coffee in one of the cafes that surround it and just take in nearly 2000 years of history, Not so many tourists and it’s also famous for van goch painted 200 paintings at ales
  • In the winter it’s different of course than in the summer but still a nice please to be. We came from Dijon and it’s so different. The people, the air, the food. There are some good restaurants in the center and many things to see.
  • Cool to bring back the Roman amphitheatre. Fun to see how it worked back in the day
  • How are you going to go to oral and not visit the amphitheater it's right there it's so big and it's so much fun to walk around and take pictures highly recommended

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