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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  • July 24, 2017
    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.
  • August 31, 2017
    Very well maintained and impressive. Still used for many shows and bullfights, but can also be visited on other days. Great for kids too
  • July 22, 2017
    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.
  • July 25, 2017
    Stunning antique. Really worth going in to fully appreciate size and age. 2000 years old and still in use!
  • 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.

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