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Theatre Antique, Arles
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One of the first theaters in the Roman colony, Theatre Antique offered tragedy, comedy, mime, and pantomime in Roman or Greek. These plays, performed mostly at festivals honoring the gods, were free for all to attend, though some shows were dedicated solely to men. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Theatre Antique by using our Arles vacation planner.
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  • The Roman Theater ("Théâtre antique") of Arles has the charm of things pulling small and located in a pleasant environment. Not to be confused with the sand that is the amphitheatre or ancient circus. Not much remains of the original but if enough that today will continue to make representations. It is emphasising the loudness. Test and you will see that it is better than that of many of our modern theatres. The part of the Forum is somewhat ruined but retains the rest of some columns and extends through a nice Park that should be a relief of freshness in summer. I not leave of make him a visit although out short. And if had a concert or a show I would go to feel me a little more Roman.
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  • Nice to visit, when we went it was uncrowded and so quiet. There's not much left but what there is is nice.
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  • Tour in the old Center, do not miss the small entry l video of the visit in order to better understand the site and the remains remaining.
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  • Wonderful old Roman theatre.
  • Lovely Roman theatre.
  • The theater has some modern-era renovations. There is a video describing the building in it's heyday. The ruins are in ok shape (not as good as Orange), but you get the idea of what once was. .The stage is used for productions. The Arles card provides for discounted entrance. A good stop to get the visuals down is at the antiquities museum where there is a reconstruction.
  • The ruins are beautiful but have to also pay the entry for a 1 year old baby I think it's just abused
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  • Less well preserved than that Orange has this theater deserves to leave the dreamy visitor to share its quietude. A must see.
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