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Nîmes Amphitheatre
Boulevard des Arènes, 30000 Nîmes Route Planner
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Opening hours

Jul-Aug: 9am-8pm; Jun: 9am-7pm; Apr-May and Sep: 9am-6.30pm; Mar and Oct: 9am-6pm; rest of year: 9.30am-5pm - closed show and ferias days

Description

The Roman amphitheatre at Nimes is the best preserved of the Roman Empire, measuring 133m by 101m and able to accommodate 24 000 spectators. Its exterior presents an attic storey above two levels of 60 arcades each (21m). Transformed into a fortress by the Visigoths, and then into a village which still counted 700 inhabitants in the 18C, the structure was cleared and restored to its original purpose (as a venue for bullfights) in 1809. Two multimedia displays provide explanations on gladiators and bullfighting.

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