Arles roman theatre

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Today, the Roman theatre in Arles is less well preserved than its illustrious neighbour, the amphitheatre, yet this is one of the most impressive stone theatres from the ancient world. Built in the 1C BC, it could hold around 10 000 spectators, but over time it disappeared completely beneath the houses built on the site and was only "rediscovered" in 1827. Unlike its counterpart in Orange, it was not built against a hill but on an exterior portico comprising 27 arches, of which just section remains today.

Useful information

Address:

Rue de la Calade, 13637 Arles cedex

Phone:

+33 4 90 49 38 20

Price:

9 € (-18 years old 4.60 €)

Opening hours

May-Sep: 9am-7pm; Mar-Apr and Oct: 9am-6pm; rest of year: telephone for timetable - closed 1 Jan, 1 May, 1 Nov, 25 Dec

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