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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. Plan your Arenes de Nimes visit and explore what else you can see and do in Nimes using our Nimes travel website.
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  • The best condition of any Roman Arena in the world, with almost no holds barred access across the whole site. A very interesting place to explore, you can go right up to the top level, see the... 
    The best condition of any Roman Arena in the world, with almost no holds barred access across the whole site. A very interesting place to explore, you can go right up to the top level, see the...  more »
  • we didn't have time to go inside but this looks very impressive from the outside! definitely would have gone in if we could have 
    we didn't have time to go inside but this looks very impressive from the outside! definitely would have gone in if we could have  more »
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  • An outstanding Roman arena undergoing a lot of restoration work. Entry was 10 euros though there are family tickets as well. There is an option to have audio commentary once you are inside. Toilets are on site. There is a bar but only open for events. The exit is through the gift shop which doesn't appear to be too expensive.
  • The Amphitheatre of Nîmes is a sight to behold. Standing at an impressive 21 metres tall, the intact colleseum immerses you into ancient Nîmes. The restoration projects that have been ongoing for some 10 years have made a lot of significant and beautiful refurbishments that only enhance the Amphitheatre. While I appreciate the remaining half in the authentic, as it was, way. The "City of the Gods" show was spectacular and a pleasure for all, too. Make sure you book tickets in advance to avoid disappointment.

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