The arena at Nîmes

We have plenty of classy Roman remains in this country but the Arena at Nîmes is something a bit special. It is a Roman Amphitheatre rather like the Coliseum in Rome.

We were there in 2006 and of course I have a ticket.

Not the most exciting ticket in the world so let’s look at some photos of the place. First of all from the outside.


Ah yes! An area was being ‘redynamised’.

Inside, it has new(ish) wooden seats. Performances are put on there.


It’s a sizable stadium.


From the top you get views over Nîmes.


What I couldn’t quite get was a view of the whole site. Well of course not as I was in it.


I copied an aerial view from a postcard.


That was a good visit – well worth the entrance price as seen on the ticket.




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2 Responses to “The arena at Nîmes”

  1. Janet Says:

    Such an impressive structure.

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