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Arenes de Nimes, Nimes

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The Roman amphitheater Arenes de Nimes, constructed around 70 CE as a theater, later hosted bullfights and other public events. Thirty-four rows of seats, accommodating up to 16,300 visitors, ring this vaulted building's elliptical central space. The amphitheater was converted into a fortified town and refuge for denizens during the invasions and wars of the second millennium. Today, the amphitheater has been restored to its original purpose--now with a removable cover and heating system--and hosts musical acts from around the world. Plan your Arenes de Nimes visit and explore what else you can see and do in Nimes using our Nimes travel website .
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  • Visited the arena on my recent visit to Nimes and was very impressed by the arena and the audio tour explaining its history. As we visited in March there were very few others in the arena so we had a ...  more »
  • I spend every day next door and I don't get tired of watching these arenas, testimony of the Roman past of the city of Nîmes. They are France's best-preserved arenas, and to over the years visits are fleshed out. If you come to Nîmes don't miss to stroll, wander through them from the top to the bottom, gild you Sun of spring lying on these stones containing so many memories.
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  • Very well-preserved Roman arenas which invariably remind of a mini Coliseum. This is a must visit!
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