Arles Arena

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Dating from the late 1C, the Arles Amphitheatre (Arènes d'Arles) was turned into a fortress in the 5C and 6C, and later into a veritable "town within a town". With a capacity of 21 000 spectators, the amphitheatre measures 136m by 107m. The stage (69m by 40m) was separated from the seats by a wall and covered with a floor, below which the stage machinery and animal cages were kept. Today the amphitheatre is used for corridas and Camargue-style bull-runs, as well as variety shows.

Useful information

Address:

Rond-point des Arènes, 13637 Arles cedex

Phone:

+33 891 70 03 70

Price:

5.50 € (-18 years old free of charge)

Opening hours

May-Sep: 9am-7pm; Apr and Oct: 9am-6pm; rest of year: 10am-5pm - closed 2nd weekends Sep, some Bank Hols

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