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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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  • It is nice to stroll in the middle of the wall of the arenas that are super well preserved. From the top you can see the city.
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  • Two hours flown by and with an audioguide in Italian that makes you relive the days of ancient Rome. The cost is not excessive and se.si combines with other monuments there is considerable savings.
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  • Symbol of Nîmes, don't miss this place if you are visiting the city. Remarkable for its state of preservation the building still seems steeped in the shows that took place at the time of the Romans. Not to be missed
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