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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.
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  • Average8%
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Boulevard des Arenes, 30000 Nimes, France
+33 4 66 21 82 56
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Well apart from plumbing, roads, security etc. they left us with some really impressive architecture ! While not in the same league (a Roman word) as the Colosseo in Roma the Nimes version is extremely well preserved and well worth a look whilst in town

Thank Skeney57
Reviewed 4 days ago

My husband loved this arena, it was the reason we went to Nimes. I understand the historical significance, and that it is the best preserved amphitheater in the world. But after 15 minutes I had seen enough and was ready to leave. (We stayed longer.)...More

Thank Fran727
Reviewed 5 days ago

This building is amazing, specially if you really enjoy or have studied roman architecture, although it's apropiate for kids too. I visited the whole structure and I have to say that it's easy to imagine what happened there a thousand years ago. Although the colosseum...More

Thank Melan5508
Reviewed 6 days ago

Arenes de Nimes is roughly a third of the size of the Colosseum but it is extremely well preserved and the tour is great. I think the entry was free and there was barely anyone there. The audio tour which I think was very cheap...More

Thank Christian P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I came here the first time in atrip to France for a concert of The Kills. As an architecture fan, i was simply overwhelmed by this incredible art piece. Its acoustic is still amazing. It chills the heck out of me being there, everytime, just...More

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Thank interzone
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a treat, a magnificent Roman building which is not in ruins. Very much a centre piece to this elegant city, lots of locals hanging about enjoying the winter sunshine, eating and chatting, probably acting as the romans did all those centuries ago. The surrounding...More

Thank breandanoscanaill
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Arena is a very special Roman monument - the pedestrianisation of the area adjacent has greatly improved the setting and now you can safely stand back and fully appreciate the magnificence of the building!! Presently, a portion is cloaked in scaffolding while restoration works...More

Thank Resurgam20
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great city to visit amazing history and charming streets. Would recommend this city for a few nights.

Thank littlesplash
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very well preserved Roman stadium still used for bullfights. Featured in works by Picassso, who liked to attend bullfights in Nimes. Audio tours was ok.

Thank ipeguy
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nîmes was founded by the Romans in 30 B.C. The arena, or amphithéâtre, was built by them in the 1st century AD. It’s magnificent and magical. Beautifully preserved. It’s truly the heart of the city... which is a big statement, as Nîmes is delete with...More

Thank Barbara F
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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
Jimmy L
24 July 2017|
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Response from Dani_Rue | Reviewed this property |
No, bullfights are only during the ferias in May and September. For complete information check the website of arenesdenimes (only available in French).
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Caroline M
17 July 2017|
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Response from Bruce R | Reviewed this property |
Didn`t see any lift/elevator so not really practical. You get a good view from outside (to be honest interior is nothing spectacular) and there are other places (parks etc) where you can take a pushchair.