Arles Roman Theatre

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Arles Roman Theatre HISTORY

Arles Roman Theatre, known as the Théâtre antique d'Arles, is an Ancient Roman theatre in the Provence town of Arles which would have been used for a variety of theatrical shows.

Like Arles Amphitheatre, it was probably constructed in the late first century BC to early first century AD, during the reign of the Emperor Augustus (27 BC–14 AD). However, unlike its famous counterpart, which stands in an excellent state of preservation, Arles Roman Theatre has suffered significant deterioration.

Quarried for its materials in the Middle Ages and overtaken by other development, Arles Roman Theatre was only really rediscovered in the nineteenth century. By this time, only a fraction of its steps remained together with the orchestra and two solitary columns.

Many of the statues and other objects once contained in the Arles Roman Theatre are now displayed in museums, including the Arles Archaeological Museum. Its most notable piece, the Venus d' Arles, can now be found in the Louvre in Paris.

Now one of Arles’ UNESCO World Heritage sites, Arles Roman Theatre is the venue of an annual festival.

Arles Roman Theatre TOURIST INFORMATION

DIRECTIONS TO Arles Roman Theatre

Arles Roman Theatre is located in the town of Arles in Provence, 30km southeast of Nimes along route A54. Arles is a 25 min. train journey from Nimes and 20 min. from Avignon.

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Arles Roman Theatre OPENING TIMES AND TICKET PRICES

Open daily. A 9 Euro Pass Monuments Liberté ticket allows entry to this site plus four other Arles sites.

Arles Roman Theatre HISTORIC INFORMATION

NAME: Arles Roman Theatre
CONTINENT: EUROPE
Alt Name: Théâtre antique d'Arles
Country: France
Period: Ancient Rome
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Date: 100BC - 1BC
City/Town: Arles
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Resorts: Arles, Nimes, Avignon,

CONTACT DETAILS

Arles Roman Theatre ADDRESS

Rue du Cloître, 13200 Arles, France

Arles Roman Theatre PHONE NUMBER

+33 4 90 49 36 74

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