Posts Tagged ‘Arene’

The arena at Nîmes

October 27, 2015

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.

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

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Ah yes! An area was being ‘redynamised’.

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

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It’s a sizable stadium.

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From the top you get views over Nîmes.

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

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I copied an aerial view from a postcard.

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

 

 

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