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Amphitheatre of the Nîmes Arenas, visit

Practical Information

Date :
All year long

Category :
Exhibitions and Tours

Theme :
History

Interest :
Tourism

Field :
Visits and Tours

Schedules and Prices


Admission prices :
- Full price : 9 €
- Reduced price : 7 €
- Children up to 6 years : Free

Address :
Les Arènes in Nîmes (amphitheatre)
rond point des Arènes
30000, Nimes

FRANCE

Phone Number :
04 66 21 82 56

04 66 21 82 61
Email :
message@arenes-nimes.com

Public transportation :
Nimes TGV ststion is 5min away

Website :
http://www.arenes-nimes.com/

Mood : To learn about culture

Additional Information
Closed on feria days
Guided tours every day from 12th July to 22nd August (except when there are performances taking place) at 2pm, 3pm and 4pm
45 mins from Avignon
TGV to Nîmes station

Description

Gladiatorial glory.

The Arena of Nimes is the best conserved Roman amphitheatre in the world. From the late 1st century AD it hosted gladiatorial contests and other spectacles such as wild beast hunting.

It is still in use today as a setting for many prestigious events, including bullfights, conventions, concerts and sporting events.
Measuring 133 metres in length and 101 metres wide, the 21 metres high curved exterior facade is divided into 60 arched sections. Numerous stairways and five circular galleries allow for spectators to move around inside easily.

The Roman audience would have been divided according to social class among the 34 levels of tiered seating. Over 23,000 French-Roman spectators would have squeezed in to watch the bloody battles taking place in the centre of this historic arena.

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Practical Information

Date :
All year long

Category :
Exhibitions and Tours

Theme :
History

Interest :
Tourism

Field :
Visits and Tours

Schedules and Prices


Admission prices :
- Full price : 9 €
- Reduced price : 7 €
- Children up to 6 years : Free

Address :
Les Arènes in Nîmes (amphitheatre)
rond point des Arènes
30000, Nimes

FRANCE

Phone Number :
04 66 21 82 56
04 66 21 82 61

Email :
message@arenes-nimes.com

Website :
http://www.arenes-nimes.com/

Mood : To learn about culture

Public transportation :
Nimes TGV ststion is 5min away