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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. Use our Nimes holiday planner to arrange your visit to Arenes de Nimes and other attractions in Nimes.
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  • My monument preferred in Nîmes! Every visit I had no more idea than the previous. I like stories that tell me the stones of the building, the historical inserts on the Romans are a more cultural.
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  • The Arenes de Nimes, a Roman amphitheater built during the reign of the Emperor Augustus in the 1st century AD, is one of the best preserved Roman amphitheaters in the world. As we have a great intere...  more »
  • Impressive site to share his greatness, history grevees marks in stone, and development on this site. We cannot only enjoy the visit and the various events that take place. Bravo in Nîmes!
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  • Totally underrated landmark! It is well worth the trip. When walking in the arena, they provide you with an audio guide which describes what happened there historically. It's impressive. You also get to climb to the top of the arena which boasts amazing views (if you don't have vertigo)
  • One of the best preserved Roman ruins I've seen. Built in 1st century and with an interesting history. The city is working on it to postulate it as a protected UNESCO patrimony.
  • A superbly preserved example of a Roman amphitheatre. The audio guide tour is pretty detailed with information from pre-Roman to modern times. A must visit if in the area.
  • My friends and I visited this place during our summer vacation. We had such an amazing time there. The city view from the arena is breath-taking. I love it!
  • I loved exploring this place. I had been to the coliseum in Rome, and liked how well this was preserve. The audio was great, but I think a little map could have helped.