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Arena of Nîmes

The Arena of Nîmes is a Roman amphiteatre built at the end of the 1st century. It is the best preserved amphitheatre from the Roman era. The Coliseum, built during the same period, served as an example for this arena that used to welcome 24.000 spectators. The arena’s dimensions are pretty impressive: 133 metres long and 101 metres wide. The 21 metres high front is covered with 120 arches divided over two levels. After having welcomed Roman shows, such as gladiator fights, it is used today for bullfights and cultural events.