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Roman Theatre of Orange

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Address: Rue Madeleine Roch, Orange, France
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+33 4 90 51 17 60
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09:30 - 16:30
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Sun - Sat 09:30 - 16:30
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Built under Emperor Augustus in the 1st century AD, the Roman Theatre of...

Built under Emperor Augustus in the 1st century AD, the Roman Theatre of Orange experienced a real rebirth in 2003, transporting visitors back to Imperial Rome. The new tour and the free audioguide in seven languages tell visitors about the shows and social life in the Provencal city during Roman times. In the new projection room, the film, with computer-generated images and reconstructions of shows, retraces the history of the Roman Theatre of Orange.

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Roman Grandeur in Orange

Orange is a city in southeastern France, 13 miles north of Avignon. It was founded in 35 BC by Roman soldiers and had the amenities they considered essential for civilized living... read more

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Reviewed yesterday NEW

Orange is a city in southeastern France, 13 miles north of Avignon. It was founded in 35 BC by Roman soldiers and had the amenities they considered essential for civilized living. We visited its ancient theater, which is a UNESCO World Heritage site and one of the best-preserved Roman theaters in the world. The sheer size of the theater is... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Larger, Higher and taller than expected. Good audio tour guide, which is worth getting, you need to have some ID which you leave as a deposit. The steps are steep, and so if you have knee problems, take care. Lots of information, and if you just wanted to sit and look around have a drink, there is lots of space.... More 

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Its much higher than i eas expecting (for some reason) Awe inspiring & the audio guide is well worth the listen. Dont miss it.

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Mirepoix, France
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Reviewed 1 week ago

If the walls could speak!!! This Unesco site is a wonder to behold. Lots of atmosphere, plenty to see, films and shows plus information and headsets. The steps are worth climbing for the best views.

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Haaksbergen, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The theatre is spectacular. First you are impressed by its sheer size, then by how much actually has remained from more than 2000 years ago. The audio tour is really a good help and it is hear that I learned about the House of Orange. I did not know that the Dutch Royal family (van Oranje-Nassau) had such a close... More 

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place was really cool. Different than a typical monument and the audio tour brought the place to life. Enjoyable for the whole family and beautiful views of Orange from the top. Definitely a highlight of our trip to Provence.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Really informative about Roman life. Audio guide excellent. Make sure you go round the right way. We went round backwards! Didn't make a huge difference but easier to lose way! 9€50 seemed good value for the 2 hours we spent in there. Think the ticket may have included the museum on later investigation but not sure. May be worth checking.

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Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

It was very interesting to learn that there is a roman theater in Orange. We had a great view from the park above it and a wonderful guide.

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Reviewed 21 March 2017

We scheduled our visit so as to be able to attend a performance of the Verdi Requiem in the Theatre. Stunningly memorable. I would return for another concert without hesitation. (My wife and kids were less keen on Verdi than I was, but the Theatre made the same kind of unforgettable impression on them as well.)

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Reviewed 7 March 2017

If you like visiting Roman ruins, then the Orange Theatre is a must-see. It is the only surviving theatre with a back wall in Europe. I have visited the other 2 remaining theatres with back walls in Turkey and Syria. They are (were) so much more impressive, but with the current political situation, you might consider the Orange Theatre as... More 

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