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Roman Theatre of Orange, Orange
(4.7/5 based on 1,300+ reviews on the web)
Roman Theatre of Orange was built early in the first century CE, and today hosts the Chorégies d'Orange, a summer opera festival. This is one of the best preserved Roman theaters in the Julian colony of Arausio, which was established by the soldiers of the second legion. UNESCO declared this a World Heritage Site in 1980. It is famous for varied dramatic forms, such as mime, pantomime, poetry readings, and attelana, a kind of farce similar to the commedia dell' arte. Roman audiences, who were allowed to attend free of charge, were fascinated by the spectacular and elaborate sets. The theater was originally used as a distraction for the colonies, to discourage them from political action. Add Roman Theatre of Orange to your Orange travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Orange vacation generator.
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  • I loved this theater, the audio guide taught me many things. I also liked the little film. I suggest you go there in the summer, because we can take refuge, it's very good!
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  • Roman vestiges in this beautiful city of Provence, very well preserved, among other things they are doing further work x preserve it, a show!
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  • Great building, which dominates a whole part. It's nice to see which plans to renovate the theater. The most impressive thing in the plant is actually the road front. Just a pity that the rest of the Roman city has disappeared.
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  • This might be the most exquisite Roman ruin in France. The history and size of it drew me in and the museum across the street holds even more splendor, so don't miss out on that either.
  • Amazing 2,000 year old roman stadium with stage wall. Still used today for concerts. Fascinating to walk around and imagine how it must have been when built.
  • Nice place. At the moment starts long term renovation.
  • Not very impressive to me and way to expensive.
  • Fantastic old well preserved roman time period theatre - well worth the entrance feed to explore.