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Rond-Point des Arenes | Arènes d Arles, 13200, Arles, France
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

It's difficult to rate something which is clearly a wonderful feat of engineering and construction and still standing 2000 years later but which is rather ruined aesthetically by having scaffolding to support hundreds of extra seats for events taking place today. I guess it is...More

Thank RobertJE
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

First time ever i sat and watch a bull fight or more like a show in a Roman amphitheatre. It was amazing to see how well it was managed and is still functional. It is located in a beautiful neighbourhood of the old town. Loved...More

Thank eyesha
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This beautiful amphitheater dominates Arles. It is well maintained. Climb up the tower to get amazing views of Arles.

Thank MrsS19722015
Reviewed 6 days ago

You can buy a special pass from the office de tourism that includes a visit to the Arenes and 2 other sites, plus a museum. On specific days in July and August they organize bull fights, horse race or gladiator shows. We attended the gladiators...More

Thank Travig00
Reviewed 1 week ago

A step back to Roman times with a good view of how life was in those days. We were able to walk around quite freely and had chance to take many photos. It is amazing how much of the original architecture has survived.

Thank SteveCullen84
Reviewed 1 week ago

We took a guided tour in English and were glad we did. The host was excellent and gave information and insights we would not have had if we simply wandered about. The restored areas really give you a feel of what this place would have...More

Thank Codiak!
Reviewed 1 week ago

From inside and outside, this was a terrific feat of Roman engineering. We walked all round the galleries from where the views were great. The arena is still used for events, and some version of bullfighting still takes place though apparently the bulls aren't killed...More

Thank Rosie636
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This must have been quite extraordinary! The arches have survived, but there are places where the floor collapsed, only to gibe you an even more beautiful view of the level below.

Thank Elena257
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The amphitheater is superb. The reconstruction in parts blends in with the real building. The atmosphere is wonderful as you can imagine the actual gladiators in the arena. The toilets are clean and accessible. You can explore the whole amphitheater it’s a must see.

Thank Carol H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This coliseum is an incredible example of Roman architecture, design and function. Just walking up to it sets one back to what it must have been like in the day when political types entertained the public. Walk in and the towering columns, arches and tunnels...More

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ALAW18
4 May 2018|
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Response from MilkyLait | Reviewed this property |
The next bullfight in Arles is on the 2nd of July at 5.30pm. You can get more info and purchase your ticket (€14 - €36) by connecting to the arenes-arles website, option is on top of the TripAdvisor page. If the date doesn't... More
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Response from Lee W | Reviewed this property |
You can park nearby. I went by train, but saw plenty of parking, most on street and free. There was definitely free parking on there road by the railway station which is about a 5-10 minute walk.
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bdjwc
9 September 2015|
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Response from Ian S | Reviewed this property |
Wifi? At a Roman amphitheatre? No. There is neither free nor paid WiFi at the amphitheatre.
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