Amphitheatre (les Arenes), Arles

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Must see · World heritage site · Ruin · Historic Site
A two-tiered Roman amphitheater, Amphitheatre (les Arenes) could once hold over 20,000 spectators. It was built as a venue for chariot races and hand-to-hand battles. Today, it draws large crowds for bullfighting, as well as plays and concerts. The building measures 136 m (446 ft) long, 109 m (358 ft) wide, and features 120 arches. Our Arles online travel planner makes visiting Amphitheatre (les Arenes) and other Arles attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • Lives up to Nimes as the surroundings and the whole of the city is a lot more interesting to visit. It is also in use today, and they even had a gladiator show on when we visited, Not a ruins site...  more »
  • Beautiful amphitheatre and good priced to visit. No audioguide but some explanation boards are available  more »
  • A really cool place, would recommend to see as you can tell there is a lot of history here. Has a great view from the top and I would love to watch a show there sometime. I wish they kept more of the olden style of stands rather than the more modern look it has. Overall a great place to see if your in the area.
  • Some awesome history here, it was not just an amphitheater, was once a town built in side during the dark ages, also hold bull fights here for the festival. the ticket you buy will also get you in the other roman sights so it’s a good price. Worth a look inside Or just have coffee in one of the cafes that surround it and just take in nearly 2000 years of history, Not so many tourists and it’s also famous for van goch painted 200 paintings at ales

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