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Roman Theatre of Orange

Open today: 09:00 - 19:00
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Built under Emperor Augustus in the 1st century AD, the Roman Theatre of Orange experienced a real rebirth in 2003, transporting visitors back to Imperial Rome. The new tour and the free audioguide in seven languages tell visitors about the shows...more
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Rue Madeleine Roch, 84100 Orange, France
+33 4 90 51 17 60
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Reviewed 1 week ago

You really need to history tour to bring it to life and be prepared to climb rows of seats and stairs. The very top right gives a great view and position for some fun photos.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank MikeK428
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Roman Theatre in Orange is the only Roman theatre *in the world* with its stage wall intact. It's a must-see for anybody who loves Roman architecture, archaeology, and history. The guided tour is a bit long, but so very informative. Many cultures have left...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Mark H
Reviewed 13 November 2018

A good stop over for a few hours to walk among the delicate ruins and to imagine the Romans and all who have followed to entertain citizens and esteemed guests, alike. A great history and a treat to walk within the amphitheater. Plus, your entrance...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 831travelgirl
Reviewed 2 November 2018 via mobile

The largest surving Roman Theatre wall in Europe is definitely worth a visit. Even though there are renovations the majesty of the place still enthralled us. The audio guide in many languages is a great way to appreciate. My favourite was some multi media displays...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 485grahamer
Reviewed 27 October 2018 via mobile

Unfortunately (for us) they are doing some massive renovations currently, so there is a lot of scaffolding around the stage particularly. However it still well worth the visit to see this impressive construction and hear the history. The audio tour is excellent, with heaps of...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank guye777
Reviewed 21 October 2018

If you do not get to the performance, there is really only way to evaluate the acoustics of the Ancient theater -to come first to the opening. You will have 5-7 minutes to yell at the completely empty stands. The ancient theatre of Orange is...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank VadimM67
Reviewed 18 October 2018

This Theatre in the village of Orange is really worth a visit if you happen to be near the area at all. It is a stunning piece of Roman architecture that is still used to this day for Concerts and plays. We wandered round for...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Julie E
Reviewed 10 October 2018 via mobile

So we are going to look at another falling down ruin. No. Quite a bit more. This is the best preserved, and I believe the largest Roman Theatre in the world. There is a massive preventive and restoration project going on the main wall behind...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 10 October 2018

The Roman Theatre in Orange has the best preserved Roman acoustic wall in the area. The interior of the arena is exceptional.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Cindy P
Reviewed 1 October 2018 via mobile

Well kept theater about two thousand years old. It is being renovated. We did not go in because we climbed up to the park on the hill, where there is a beautiful view of the area, including the theater from the top.

Date of experience: September 2018
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4 August 2018|
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Response from Rosalie P | Reviewed this property |
No, this is a Roman theatre!
4 January 2018|
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Response from stevieblooz | Reviewed this property |
Agree with all the others. Lovely place, well worth the visit and a pleasant town to hang out in for a couple of days. The hill behind the theatre is an a lovely park and if the weather is good well worth the climb for the... More
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Response from Len L | Reviewed this property |
Rent a car, it'll be cheaper and loads more convenient. Parking isn't difficult and mostly free (if you don't mind a short walk :) ).