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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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  • The arenas of Nîmes are well preserved. The outside is "almost intact". We could not see inside because there was a bullfight. To see.
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  • Had a quick trip round the arena on a sunny April day. We did the audio tour as always and really enjoyed it. Well presented information in english as well as French. Great trip for a couple of hours.  more »
  • do .commencer by arenas, it takes 2 hours of visits taking a guide that makes you visit the underground in others: it's great! and eppustoufflant, then go on the square 5 minutes House: visit 3/4 hour. If you have time I advise you to extend on the gardens of the fountains and climb up to the tourmagne: wonderful, you overhang Nîmes: 2 h
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