Trip Planner:   Europe  /  France  /  Provence  /  Bouches-du-Rhone  /  Arles  /  Historic Sites  /  Amphitheatre (les Arenes)

Amphitheatre (les Arenes), Arles

(4.1/5 based on 1,900+ reviews on the web)
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.
Create a full Arles itinerary
map

Plan your trip to Arles

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans in Arles by other users

2 days in Arles BY A USER FROM CANADA May, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 13 days in San Sebastian - Donostia & South of France BY A USER FROM MEXICO June, culture, historic sites, museums, popular PREFERENCES: June, culture, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Arles BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM April, popular PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 12 days in Provence & Paris BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 25 days in France & Bruges BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, hidden gems PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 21 days in Italy, Paris & Arles BY A USER FROM CANADA July, kids, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, kids, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 17 days in Provence BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 16 days in France & Milan BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES March, kids, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, hidden gems PREFERENCES: March, kids, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 6 days in Arles & Saint-Remy-de-Provence BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE April, slow & easy, popular PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Slow & easy 25 days in Italy, Provence & Paris BY A USER FROM CANADA July, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 5 days in France BY A USER FROM AUSTRIA May, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: May, relaxing, romantic, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in Nimes & Arles BY A USER FROM AUSTRIA April, popular PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans
Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • The price for admission is a bit pricey (€ 8.00 without discounts for over 65) but well worth it. The amphitheatre is partly renovated, partly rebuilt, but the collection of two things is very scenic. Inside the Central arena is suggestive and climbing the stairs there is a tower where you can enjoy a magnificent view of the city which is really pretty. I really liked.
    View original
  • A place where history can be hit to full hands steeped in history, in our history to discover family and later the ancient theater, and the l criptoportique entry is at the Town Hall his worth good visit of our city
    View original
  • I took a tour in French although my french is less than good and enjoyed it very much. I would suggest to read some history before you visit. 
Google
  • 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.