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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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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Boulevard des Arenes, 30000 Nimes, France
+33 4 66 21 82 56
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Reviewed yesterday

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 3 days 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 1 week 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 2 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 3 weeks ago via mobile

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

Thank littlesplash
Reviewed 3 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
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This coliseum is one of several Roman structures in southern France. My wife and I visited one July day. Situated in an area of businesses and residences, it’s in a small clearing of about 2 blocks width. There was some sort of construction on the...More

Thank RoadtripCowboy
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Impressive from inside it is even more amazing to sit up a stone seat that a Roman citizen sat upon thousands of years ago. SImply a must see and worth a detour. If possible see an event staged inside such as the Roman games tribute...More

Thank DougCanada
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great Roman arena. Lots of history here. Definitely a must see in Nimes. You can get free audio guides if do the tour. Very informative.

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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
16 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.