The audio guide had very detailed information about the types of gladiators who fought in the arena. Not as big as the Roman Coliseum but impressive, nonetheless.
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After visiting Rome, this was a magnificent surprise. Because this does not have the fame of the Colliseum, it was a delightful visit - no queues, and free of charge. IT is still used as an active events centre, concerts etc., even though it is...More
Loved this place, it almost felt like you were in Rome not France! It is absolutely amazing and incredibly interesting to hear the history and just admire the architecture!
A must see in Nimes with a good quality audio guide provided with the price. You can't quite believe this has survived so intact.
We decided to include Nimes on our trip because of the comments made by Rick Steves about the Arena. It is nicely preserved and it is used for bull fighting twice a year now so there are a lot of metal scaffold-like structures with wood...More
I had heard of the Arena of course but its appearance and size nevertheless took me by surprise. It is amazing to think that a building two thousand years old is still regularly used for spectacles. Some parts have been restored but nevertheless it is...More
We took the audio guides and found them a great help in bringing the Arena to life. The route around the building is well displayed and the information panels are fascinating. We thoroughly enjoyed our visit and would recommend it to all those who don't...More
Wonderful Romanesque building next to labyrinth of shopping streets. Easy to walk all the way round, but a mixture of very old dirty stonework and newish clean stone. Entrance round the back
it is the place to see with la maison carree, if you pass by Nimes. interesting to visit and a great picture spot ! right next to it there is the wheel ferry which gives you a birdeye view i recommend
I really recommend visiting the magnificent arena in Nîmes. The view, when you climb all the way up is worth it.