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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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  • Magnificent place with amazing storage! Is a mini Coliseum! This place breathes Roman history. The part that draws the most attention are the tunnels that lead the bleachers. Is too!
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  • I'm surprised by the resemblance to the Colosseum. Worth the visit. The city is wonderful. Has streets and mazes to the US lost and find. I thought also to sell the pieces of crib that was at my grandma's House
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  • Interesting amphitheatre. Worth seeing even if you have seen the Colosseum in Rome (which we saw a year ago). Suffers a bit by comparison to Nimes amphiteatre, which is well-preserved and has excellen...  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.