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Arènes d'Arles

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  • Day2

    Arles - Avignon - Aix-en-Provence

    October 6, 2018 in France ⋅ ⛅ 22 °C

    Arles is a World Heritage city with a lot of Roman remains, namely a small colosseum and an amphitheater. The city is on the left bank of the river Rhône and there is a long promenade alongside. It was nice to eat in a small creperie in the city centre, feeling the flavour of ripe tomato, chèvre cheese and Provence olive oil to relax for a while. The day is beautiful and it’s difficult to see the autumn coming...
    Avignon, the city of the Popes, reminds me immensely of Évora. The city wall is huge and the old city spreads inside. From the Palais des Papes and the cathedral to its side to the bridge of Avignon - only half, by the way - all is very beautiful and well preserved. The view from the gardens is amazing.
    We end up the day in Aix-en-Provence. Maybe because my expectations were high the feeling of delusion also strikes me. The whole city is under construction and it is not so nice as I expected. Nevertheless, the city centre is pleasant enough to have dinner and go back to the country house we stayed in to spend the night.
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  • Day19

    Amphitheatre

    September 30, 2019 in France ⋅ ⛅ 24 °C

    We didn't actually go into the Coliseum in Rome when we visited. A combination of so much to see in so little time, a tight budget and the number of other people lining up for a look led to a couple of photos of the exterior being our only involvement. So it was nice to have a look around the 20th largest Roman amphitheatre here in Arles. In the middle ages the structure have been completely taken over by people and it wad jammed full of houses and shops and a significant amount of stone had been carted of for other uses. It once held 20,000,but since the restoration process, which began in the 19th century, it has only been returned to a capacity of 12,000. It is still used for the French version of bullfighting - somewhat less traumatic for the build then the Spanish version.Read more

  • Day3

    Arles, Arena

    August 3 in France ⋅ ⛅ 27 °C

    Das römische Amphitheater von Arles, „Les Arènes d‘Arles“ ist eines der bedeutendsten Monumente aus der Römerzeit. Es wurde um das Jahr 90 n. Chr. erbaut und im 5. und 6. Jahrhundert zu einer befestigten Stadt erweitert. Im 19. Jahrhundert wurde diese wieder in die Form der ursprünglichen Arena zurückgebaut.
    Heute finden im Amphitheater Arles vor allem die „Courses Camarguaises“ statt. Bei diesen Stierkämpfen geht es darum, an dem Tier angebrachte Trophäen geschickt zu ergattern, nicht darum, den Stier zu töten. Außerdem dient die Arena als Austragungsort für Theater- und Musikaufführungen.
    Oben vom Turm aus hat man einen sensationellen Blick über die Stadt.
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You might also know this place by the following names:

Arènes d'Arles, Arenes d'Arles, Amphithéâtre d'Arles

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