We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

Amphitheatre (les Arenes)

Certificate of Excellence
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: Rond-Point des Arenes | Arènes d Arles, 13200, Arles, France
Phone Number:
+33 4 90 49 36 86
Website
Book In Advance
More Info
US$40.85*
and up
Private Provence Tour: In the Footsteps of Van Gogh
More Info
US$430.24*
and up
Private Day Trip to Nimes and Pont du Gard from Arles
More Info
US$76.24*
and up
Private Tour: Arles and Les Baux de Provence Day Trip from Marseille

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 1,962 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 341
    Excellent
  • 281
    Very good
  • 97
    Average
  • 10
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Good place to visit

I took a tour in French although my french is less than good and enjoyed it very much. I would suggest to read some history before you visit.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
Jose Eduardo B
,
Miami, Florida
Add Photo Write a Review

1,962 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 735: English reviews
Miami, Florida
Level Contributor
158 reviews
87 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I took a tour in French although my french is less than good and enjoyed it very much. I would suggest to read some history before you visit.

Helpful?
Thank Jose Eduardo B
Sacramento, California
Level Contributor
587 reviews
205 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is an amazing preserved Roman amphitheater and was quite the surprise for us to find in the South of France. We thoroughly enjoyed exploring this piece of history.

Helpful?
Thank traveller2332
Bucharest, Romania
Level Contributor
101 reviews
91 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You will not miss the best preserved Roman amphitheater in Europe. Of course you will compare the Coliseum, but ... arena is "whole", offers a sharper image and on a combat theater of antiquity. Hats off for the way in which it was preserved!

Helpful?
Thank Hoinara
Level Contributor
212 reviews
78 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Amazing amphitheater that has been redone and is used for events currently.climb to the top for some great views of the city.

Helpful?
Thank SB1114
St Helens, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
307 reviews
187 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 289 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Simply put this is one of the finest ancient ampitheatre's in the world. In the heart of the lovely Provence town of Arles, it really is a must see!. Take care with the steps though if you are less mobile there are many if you want to see the best views.

Helpful?
2 Thank Big_Jeff_Leo
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We saw a show at Christmas and it was fabulous. The security was very good and it was a brilliant experience. I highly recommend going at Christmas.

Helpful?
Thank Xeverity
Sydney, Australia
Level Contributor
16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

At the centre of Arles a great piece of city history and well preserved. A very nice area to visit and go around

Helpful?
Thank PK_BUBBA
Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida
Level Contributor
119 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

While not as big as the amphitheater in Rome, more of this structure has been better preserved/reconstructed. These structures look better when they have not been completely destroyed by subsequent people using them for rock quarries. You get a really good sense of the size of the facilities built by the Romans. Its a shame the Roman civilization went into... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Kevin B
Puyallup, Washington
Level Contributor
491 reviews
207 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 162 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Advertised as one of the best preserved arenas from the ancient Roman world, in fact, this arena is well preserved, mainly due to the fact it has been in use for almost 2000 years. Smaller than the Roman coliseum, but basically the same concept, it is a great example of Roman engineering.

Helpful?
Thank michael_smith56
Level Contributor
119 reviews
64 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

Really very well preserved and almost as impressive as Rome itself. Entry fee but very little info provided for it better to look it up on the unesco site

Helpful?
Thank Viviane B

Travellers who viewed Amphitheatre (les Arenes) also viewed

 
Arles, Bouches-du-Rhone
Arles, Bouches-du-Rhone
 

Been to Amphitheatre (les Arenes)? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Amphitheatre (les Arenes) and other visitors
4 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (4)

Questions? Get answers from Amphitheatre (les Arenes) staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?