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Arenes de Nimes

Boulevard des Arenes, 30000 Nimes, France
+33 4 66 21 82 56
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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 "gladiator's quarter" presents the weapons and techniques of gladiatorial fights.
  • Excellent58%
  • Very good32%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“audio guide” (225 reviews)
“roman arena” (90 reviews)
“bull fighting” (40 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Boulevard des Arenes, 30000 Nimes, France
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"roman arena"
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"thousand years"
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Need a good 1h30 mins to visit. Audio is free and well explain. Exhibition bit disappointing. Need to go early if u don't want to be in the queues.

Thank Vicky C
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This arena has been saved in the condition it is because different uses have been found for it throughout the years which has meant that it has not become derelict. On the day we visited it had a sound stage in there and modern fencing...More

2  Thank Alan K
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It is difficult to believe that this was built 2000 years ago such is its state of preservation – it is incredibly impressive as you approach it from outside. Well worth the 10 euros to visit, which includes a comprehensive audio guide in English. It...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Historic monument which is in very good shape. The audio guide is well designed and thus really useful. T

Thank Nicolas D
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great to see and enjoyed the audio guide. There is underground parking nearby. In the summer the sand floor is tarmaced and there is a stage, but still amazing place to visit. Wish I'd liked some if the acts who were performing there during my...More

Thank Grasshopper507
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is described as the most complete Roman colosseum, and it is still being used for events. When we there there was a (temporary) tarmac floor and concert stage in place to highlight that this is not a false claim. Definitely worth a visit. We...More

Thank Fiona L
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Arena dominates the centre of Nimes and is an amazing building. It is used for shows and was closed on the day we had originally planned to visit so worth checking in advance when the shows are on. Well worth a visit inside to...More

Thank Dorothy314
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is the best Roman preserve theater in all of Europe. They still have concerts here and special events. It’s been recently cleaned and it’s remarkable and it’s preservation how they recommend a visit here.

Thank Stephen K
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The main reason for us to visit Nimes is the Arenes. It easily accessible from the Nimes Station, about 7-8 min walk. We paid 13€ for a combined ticket with "Maison Carré" and "Tour Magne". Teenager is 11€. The Arenes looks grand and medival from...More

1  Thank chow48
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a real roman colossium of 2000 year of age still in working condition, although the gladiators are not part of the entertainment. Apart from self guide and guided tours, there are concerts and bull fighting still happening. Well worth the visit here -...More

Thank Robert P
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TheOnlyTensYouSee
28 May 2018|
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Response from francien2015 | Reviewed this property |
Yes there will see the website arenesdenimes
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GeorgeCrown
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.
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Clare G
11 October 2017|
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Response from Buggybug | Reviewed this property |
Make sure you find out if the Amphitheatre is closing early due to concert or another reason. We bought the pass but then could not visit the Arena due to a concert set-up. If we had known when we purchased (at Tourism... More
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