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Arenes de Nimes, Nimes

Categories: Ruins, Monuments, Tourist Spots
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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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  • This is a monumental structure - and the fact that it has survived for several thousand years is testament to the Roman architects. The thing is, admission is pricey and all you get are a few signs. T...  read more »
  • Funny that we thought we were totally in the wrong area as everything surrounding the arena was so modern and built up... We visited two days before the fete de la musique and it was obvious that they...  read more »
  • Must visit when you come on Nîmes, the arenas are amazing, the audioguide is pleasant to understand the place. If I put a damper, the price seems high (€ 10 with the audioguide)
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  • Awesome monument with an interesting audioguide. Make sure to bring headphones for the audioguides because if not you will have to hold it to your ears like a phone which takes up one hand, hard to take photos in that situation while listening to the guide.
  • Quite an impressive structure. A lot of people will think of Rome when it comes Arena but Nimes has a smaller version! What a hidden secret indeed!
  • Well preserved arena. The tour is interesting although the signage can be a bit tricky to follow sometimes. It is a pity that during the summer it is taken over by a massive stage and a tarmac
  • A must visit! And best time to do it is when some event takes place as then arena comes alive, just like roman times.
  • Huge, well-preserved arena. Audioguide tour is very good indeed.
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