NIMES AMPHITHEATRE

Opening Hours:

09:00am – 17:00pm (winter months)

09:00am – 20:00pm (summer months)

Excursion Details:
  • The Arena of Nîmes is a Roman amphitheatre, situated in the French city of Nîmes. Built around AD 70, it was remodelled in 1863 to serve as a bullring. The Arena of Nîmes is the site of two annual bullfights during the Feria de Nîmes, and it is also used for other public events. The arena served as a public event theatre built by the Romans as well as a gladiator fighting arena.
  • In the 12th century, Nimes became the home of the viscounts and a chateau was built inside the amphitheatre. Later a small neighbourhood developed within its confines, complete with 700 inhabitants and two chapels.
  • Today, the Nimes Amphitheatre still reverberates with action. Among the events held in the awesome landmark made of marble and limestone are concerts & aquatic spectacles & special performances, circuses, bull fights, and international festivals. During winter, the place is covered with a fabric dome roof and heated.
  • For a self-guided tour of the Arena, you are offered a free audio-guide on your arrival. From the terraces to the interior of galleries, not forgetting the arena itself, you have a complete view of the architecture and the history of the monument.
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