Amphitheatre (les Arenes), Arles

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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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  • Impressive remains of Roman amphitheatre, although much knocked about internally over the centuries. We hadn't planned on visiting the Roman theatre too, but it came as a combined ticket with the... 
    Impressive remains of Roman amphitheatre, although much knocked about internally over the centuries. We hadn't planned on visiting the Roman theatre too, but it came as a combined ticket with the...  more »
  • This must have been an astonishing amphitheatre when it was first built. Despite undergoing a lot of architectural changes over the years, it’s still a beautiful building that has stood the test of... 
    This must have been an astonishing amphitheatre when it was first built. Despite undergoing a lot of architectural changes over the years, it’s still a beautiful building that has stood the test of...  more »
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  • It's awe inspiring to see such structures. Remnants from and ancient past, silently reminding us that our life on this earth is but a fleeting moment. At the same time asking us what we will leave behind. 2000 years and still standing. Definitely worth the visit
  • We were looking forward to visit this site since some time. We have watched several YouTube videos about this touristic attraction before we even knew will visit Arles. Overall the place did not disappoint us. The huge structure which dated since almost 2000 years ago made us appreciate the care of the local authorities to preserve and maintain this important site. We recommend taking the time and sit on one of the benches while imagining what went on in the area many hundreds of years ago. The views from one of the towers is great too.

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