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Roman Theatre of Orange

Rue Madeleine Roch, 84100 Orange, France
+33 4 90 51 17 60
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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 and social life in the Provencal city during Roman times. In the new projection room, the film, with computer-generated images and reconstructions of shows, retraces the history of the Roman Theatre of Orange.
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  • Very good27%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 19:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Rue Madeleine Roch, 84100 Orange, France
+33 4 90 51 17 60
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Reviewed yesterday

This was amazing....the audio tour was very educational. I enjoyed the experince and the history lession

Thank lieto123
Reviewed 3 days ago

A spectacular building and well preserved holding modern theatre ,would love to see phantom of the opera one night

Thank greenalang
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Lives up to its billing. Need a bit of energy to climb up to the panorama level but worth it. Catching the introductory film helps but you can skip the last half if you want. Needs fine weather though as it's basically an external attraction.

Thank David G
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This well preserved Roman theater is a must for anyone interested in Ancient Roman culture and theater history. I was with someone who was neither and enjoyed the audio tour immensely. The audio tour is the only way to do this site. Well informed, extensive...More

Thank TeddyP300
Reviewed 6 days ago

A wonderful and very rare example of a Roman theatre where the back screen still exists. A modern roof is an attempt to keep the worst of the weather off the sandstone and reduce erosion. Stunning survival that is approx. 1700+ years old. Wow!

Thank BrianMPowell
Reviewed 1 week ago

the remains are quite remarkable, yes some renovation but gives an idea of what it was like 2000 years ago. Wonderful place very atmospheric. Inclded in the entrance tickets we purchased in Nimes

Thank stevieblooz
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you are in / near Orange, you must see this, it's amazing, I love this place, really interesting to walk around. Well worth the visit!

Thank Adamc1969
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Here is another must see...not expensive...we bought our ticket for this during the same time we bought our tickets in nines...the audioguide is very helpful and you can imagine you were there...I love the history of these things from the first century...parking excellent and not...More

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Thank Sheryl B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We really enjoyed visiting this Roman amphitheatre. the introductory video is informative and entertaining. The free audio tour is a must to learn about the history of this site. We had 2 students with us so took advantage of the reduced admission. The town of...More

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Thank clairelouise2014
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A wonderful Roman heritage site. We arrived just in time for a guided tour which was fascinating. It is well preserved and it's history so interesting. We bought the antiquities pass in Nimes which also includes this theatre making it a worthwhile purchase. Entry to...More

Thank Nan90
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8 September 2015|
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Response from riantecrag | 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 :) ).
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22 August 2015|
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Response from Gary G | Reviewed this property |
Their is municipal parking near by. It is across from the post office, La Poste. The above ground is inexpensive during the day.2 -3 Euro would give you 3 hours or so. Underground parking is also available there. I don't... More
Dave B
5 August 2015|
Response from riantecrag | Reviewed this property |
There's a plan on their website, but it's not very good - just shows sections at a time. Higher you go the cheaper it gets AND more difficult to reach. Prepare to clamber up there! Not for the elderly. Oh, and take a... More