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Contemporary of the Colosseum in Rome, the amphitheater of Nîmes is the best preserved amphitheater in the Roman world. The audio-guided tour, available in 10 languages, lets visitors experience the gladiator shows and life in Roman times. The...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Boulevard des Arenes, 30000 Nimes, France
+33 4 66 21 82 56
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Most Helpful Positive Review
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Reviewed 21 February 2006

The well preserved ampitheatre is awesome. Especially in the present streets among hamburger and card shops this Roman structure is spectacularly singular. Even in the cold drizzle of spring I explored the antiquity and was captivated.

5  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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Reviewed 26 May 2012

To my shock and horror, this show involved injuring and torturing a bull before ending its life about 30 minutes into the spectacle. As the bull dropped dead, the audience rose to its feet and cheered. A barbaric and senseless event. My husband and I,...More

10  Thank Ruth R
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Having been to several different arenas, Nîmes was fantastic. The floor was intact and is still used today. 8.50 Euro to enter. I liked that not too much of it was under construction. Having been to Rome, Pula, Verona etc., they all have some construction...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A great almost intact amphitheatre, what could be more impressive? A well planned audiotour but the views from the top are what makes the experience. You can sense the blood dripping into the arena floor and you can see the greatness of the design.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So interesting you feel as if you’ve been transported back to Caesar’s day. All the facts about gladiators were well documented and the personal headsets let you follow the details at your own pace. Loved going up to the top of amphitheater and looking out...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

On a trip with Explorica, we stopped here for a day trip that was incredible. The back story, the self-guided tour with headphones, and ability to follow along as you went through the arena was very well laid out. Though some of the areas were...More

Thank John G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wow. My words as this site came into view. Not what you expect in a city. Take the time to walk all the way round the outside before going in. Inside you can just about walk anywhere. There are information boards or take the audio...More

Thank Karen C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

if you go around provence you cannot miss this hystorical place ,,,,roman age feeling , it's easy after the visit to think about the italian " grandeur " of romans ........

Thank Chris C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lots of climbing if you want to see it all but well worth it. Fantastic roman building and incredible to see.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely historical site, well preserved. An opportunity to step back in time. Entrance provides you with an opportunity to climb about an ancient ruin, well worth the visit. The audio tour is included, a bit too storytelling for my taste but very informative.

1  Thank Jim C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The best-preserved Roman amphitheatre in Europe and one of the most amazing Roman buildings anywhere. The audio guide tour in English is excellent. Displays on gladiators and bullfighting have been added since I first came here as a child, and it makes for a fascinating...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very beautiful. Maybe even better than the colosseum in Rome cause you get to actually see and walk around all areas (including the top!!!)

Thank Lucas H
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28 May 2018|
Response from francien2015 | Reviewed this property |
Yes there will see the website arenesdenimes
18 May 2018|
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Response from nsander219 | Reviewed this property |
Very easy as tickets are available from various outlets including the Tourist Office. Also there were tickets available on the day from the Arena Office.
11 October 2017|
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Response from kiwitraveller5063 | Reviewed this property |
Access to the Amphitheatre, Tour Magne and Maison Carrée. You can purchase it at any of the three sites. The cost is €13 a considerable saving on individual purchase and includes a very good audioguide at the Amphitheatre... More