Arènes d'Arles
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Address: 1 Rond-Point des Arènes, 13200 Arles
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Ranked #7 of 139 in France

Ranked #1 of 19 in Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur

Ranked #1 of 1 in Arles

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Arles amphitheater from the north, with one of the three medieval towers.

Arles Amphitheatre

The Arles Amphitheatre (French: Arènes d'Arles) is a Roman amphitheatre in the southern French town of Arles. This two-tiered Roman amphitheatre is probably the most prominent tourist attraction in the city of Arles, which thrived in Roman times. The pronounced towers jutting out from the top are medieval add-ons.

Built in 90 AD, the amphitheatre was capable of seating over 20,000 spectators, and was built to provide entertainment in the form of chariot races and bloody hand-to-hand battles. Today, it draws large crowds for bullfighting during the Feria d'Arles as well as plays and concerts in...

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