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The Roman Amphitheatre Arenes d'Arles is one of the major attractions in the city, dating back to 90 AD. It is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Roman and Romanesque monuments of Arles as an example of the adaptation of an ancient city to medieval European civilization. The 2-tiered had a seating capacity of 20,000 who came here to witness gladiatorial fights and chariot races. It was modified into a fortress with 4 towers after the fall of the Roman Empire in the 5th century, encompassing 200 dwellings till the 19th century. Today it hosts various courses camarguaises (bloodless bullfighting) as well as plays and concerts in summer.

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About Arènes d'Arles

 Arles, France

Arènes d'Arles and Nearby Attractions on Map

Nearby Attractions km / mile
Musée de l'Arles et de la Provence antiques

Musée de l'Arles et de la Provence antiques(1.3 km)
The Musée de l'Arles et de la Provence antiques is an archeological museum exhibiting antique artifacts from Prehistoric times (2500 BC) to the end of Antiquity in the 6th century.

Cryptoporticos

Cryptoporticos(0.3 km)
The Cryptoporticus of Arles is a subterranean gallery comprising 3 U-shaped double, parallel tunnels with pillars, built by the Romans to create a stable flat base for the Forum which lies in a naturally sloping area.

Cathedral of Saint-Trophime

Cathedral of Saint-Trophime(0.2 km)
The Church of Saint Trophime, formerly a cathedral, is a 12th century Romanesque church noted for its Romanesque sculptures over the portal and in the adjoining cloisters.

Espace Van Gogh

Espace Van Gogh(0.5 km)
L'Espace Van Gogh is housed in the former hospital where Van Gogh was admitted during his stay in Arles after he cut off his ear partially.

Alyscamps

Alyscamps(0.7 km)
Alyscamps is an ancient burial site and early Christian cemetery, along the terminal segment of the Aurelian Way from Rome.

Pont de Langlois

Pont de Langlois(2.5 km)
Officially titled Pont de Reginel, the Pont de Langlois on the Bouc Canal is also known as Pont Van Gogh as it shot into international fame as the subject of several paintings by the eponymous artist.

Place de la Republique

Place de la Republique(0.3 km)
The 4th century Roman Obélisque d'Arles in the centre of the Place de la République is a symbol of the city, and part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Roman and Romanesque monuments in Arles.

Thermes de Constantin

Thermes de Constantin(0.3 km)
The Baths of Constantine or North Baths date back to the early 4th century, and are counted among the best preserved Roman baths in France.

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