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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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  • Average8%
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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 23 November 2015 via mobile

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.

Thank Sharon R
Reviewed 23 November 2015

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

Thank Llewellyn R
Reviewed 17 November 2015

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!

Thank micaela595
Reviewed 15 November 2015

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.

Thank aardvarktraveller
Reviewed 12 November 2015

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

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Reviewed 12 November 2015

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

Thank GirdleTheEarth
Reviewed 11 November 2015

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

Thank hodgsonfrance
Reviewed 9 November 2015

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

Thank An_English_Man
Reviewed 9 November 2015

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

Thank Wannabecanadian21
Reviewed 8 November 2015

I really recommend visiting the magnificent arena in Nîmes. The view, when you climb all the way up is worth it.

Thank Anne-Christine S
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Caroline M
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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.
Caroline M
17 July 2017|
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Response from 126iana | Reviewed this property |
No I would not advise taking a push chair. There are a large amount of steps which even able bodied people could find difficulty in managing. The only area that I can think of that a push chair could be used was the first... More
pat w
3 August 2016|
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Response from Culturespaces | Property representative |
For information about bullfights, please visit the website of the organisers on arenedenimes com If you are interested, we also organise in the arena a big reenactment show about the Roman period which take place on April 28... More
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