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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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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Rue Madeleine Roch, 84100 Orange, France
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Reviewed yesterday

Visited as part of a half day tour from Avignon and found the brief visit fascinating. A brief movie (worth watching) sets the "stage" for the hundreds of years of explaining that need to occur to fully understand the longevity and importance of this uniquely...More

Thank truefeedback
Reviewed 3 days ago

There are about 100 Roman theatres that survive to the present day. However, there are only three that have World Heritage status: this is one, another is in Arles, and the third in Brescia. The audio device you get with your ticket price is really...More

Thank Simon M
Reviewed 5 days ago

It was hot when we were in Orange and we were unsure about wanting to traipse around another ruin. But we were so glad we did. The short video at the beginning of the tour hooked us and we were fascinated through the whole experience....More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

It is something you must see. Incredible that it was built 2000 years ago. Take the audio guide with you, that you dont miss any details.

Thank Werner_el_Austriaco
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This Roman theater is the largest and best preserved. It is quite immense so be prepared to climb a lot of stairs if you want to reach the top. The acoustics are a marvel!

Thank bracha t
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Not only was this place a UNESCO world heritage site. This is only one of three theaters in the world still standing. It was remarkably built in 100 A.D. they've renovated it and they have various shows that come and play. Supposedly the sound and...More

Thank hotelspaqueen
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There has been some bad restoration on site over time. But the mere existence of the wall is the thrill of it all. Impressive, the Romans on the shoulder of the Greeks. The audio guide comes as a free bonus.

Thank Peter D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you are anywhere in Provence, you must pay a visit to this ancient Roman Theatre in Orange town. The audio gave excellent explanation and description. Plan to have good and comfortable shoes as there will be lots of steps to climb but worth it....More

Thank Bintbatoutta
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You can walk to the top of the park that the theatre is built into and peek down into it for free, but it isn't anything like the experience you get from being inside this huge building. Free audio phones are provided as part of...More

Thank EnglandJay53
Reviewed 17 May 2017

The whole place is steeped in history, some "Roman soldiers" were being drilled while we were visiting which added to the experience. That the Romans built 9000 seat theatres 2000 years ago is staggering, the acoustics of the place are amazing, to see an operatic...More

Thank Brian S
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benwildben
Hi, I'll be there for David Gilmour show and I would like to know if there will be any public transportation or taxis that could get me to Avignon after the show Thanks
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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Warren S
We are going to see David Gilmour in concert at the Theatre Antique d'orange in September, is there car parking available close by & if so how much?
23 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
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Dave B
seating plan
6 August 2015|
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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
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