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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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  • Like a mini coliseum so small enough to walk around it without getting too tired in the heat. If you ever wondered what the romans did for us... visit Arenes de Nimes. Great roman ruins. Lots of place...  more »
  • The arena's outside as you approach it is impressive and in surprisingly good condition. We purchased a Nimes Pass which gained us entry to 2 other sites. Inside you are provided with an excellent aud...  more »
  • The audio tour is well worth the visit. There are many areas that are accessible and the audio tell you the story of where you are & what it was used for. The only draw back is that it is still used f...  more »