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Theatre Antique, Arles

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Historic Site
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 the old Roman theater in Arles is a beautiful and an impressive site. It is nice to know that it is still being used.  more »
  • I was in Orange just 3 days ago. Over there, the complete wall of the stage is still standing. In Arles, only 2 pillars are still standing. The short movie outdoors was the best part of the visit. Inc...  more »
  • After visiting the Ampitheater, this was a sad visit to see the loss of most of this antiquity. See the film demonstrating what was likely to have existed 2000 years ago.  more »
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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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