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Address: Boulevard des Arenes, 30000 Nimes, France
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+33 4 66 21 82 56
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Contemporary of the Colosseum in Rome, the amphitheater of Nîmes is the...

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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It's quite small but nice view when you stand inside. Good for walking and taking pictures. Souvenir shop is small but the price is reasonable.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

It's quite small but nice view when you stand inside. Good for walking and taking pictures. Souvenir shop is small but the price is reasonable.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The Arenes de Nimes, a Roman amphitheater built during the reign of the Emperor Augustus in the 1st century AD, is one of the best preserved Roman amphitheaters in the world. As we have a great interest in Classical Roman/Greek, we came to Nimes specifically to tour the arena. In Roman times, the amphitheater could hold 24,000. It has had... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is well done with an audio guide which you can use more or less depending on the level of interest. Lovely stadium . Must be great when there is an event although i hope they have cushions

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We have visited both the arena in Arles and now in Nimes. Neither will disappoint you. This one is slightly larger and in better shape. This one is also more expensie to visit, but it includes an audio guide. The audio-guide was enjoyable, and having something to hold that resembled a phone was a highlight for our 8 year old.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

But not the experience. NImes overpowers even this great space. Much more inviting and comprehensible is the arena in Arles, seemingly not as big (Nimes = 133 m long by 101 m wide, Arles external= 136 m × 107 m ) but better situated in a small town. Nimes stands alone in a great open space, surrounded by a large... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyable visit but beware of the restaurant Arena Cafe right opposite the entrance - big tourist trap!.. Very lousy service, total lack of attention (why bother, all tourists head straight there anyway once they exit the main attraction, and all of them one time visits). Got mussels at a super cheap price (in Belgium they are three times that), but... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is well-worth a visit. I managed to scramble all the way round the arena and stood on the top rank of seats, which gave me a fantastic view of the city across to the Tour Magne. So much fun to just wander around and actually get to stand on the arena floor. The audio guide is very comprehensive so... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

incredible building, roman style, well preserved and lovely illuminated during the nights. Its mandatory to visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

This is absolutely a must when in the area. The whole arena area is great for walking and people watching. Take the time to do the tour of the arena. However, it does get warm inside the arena so keep this in mind. Take time to sit and take in the arena in its entirety. It is an awesome experience.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

We visited the arena using the Roman pass which covers the Arena, Tour Magna and Maison Carree, in Nimes, as well as the Roman theatre of Orange (good value if you intend to visit all sites, which we did, and is valid for 1 month.) It was a lovely sunny day in October and we sat in the arena listening... More 

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