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Amphitheatre (les Arenes), Arles

Categories: Ruins, Historic Sites, Tourist Spots
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4.1/5 based on 1,800+ 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.
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  • This is a well preserved roman amphitheatre in the centre of Arles. It is worth a wander about to see the columns around the structure as well as the amphitheatre itself. 
  • The arena in Arles is very well preserved. Absolutely worth seeing! A piece of Roman Provencal culture! Only drawback: there is no audio guides In contrast to the arena in Nimes.
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  • Deciding between Average and Above Average was difficult. The amphitheater has been amazingly well preserved. You can walk around the exterior and understand the size of the structure. Built in the 1s...  read more »
  • Beautiful Roman amphitheater! We were fortunate enough to be here during a festival weekend when they had bull-fighting. Lots of fun!! It is definitely worth visiting to see how this 2,000 year old structure has survived the ages.
  • Nothing for tourists but to see the ruins. Not at all maintained, no information on the arena in general. Overall a let down
  • Ancient arena of Arles, architectural monument in the heart of the city. Very nice construction well maintained.
  • Fun to visit but a bit pricey.
  • An amazing place from our old friends, Julius Cesare & Co
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