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Roman Theatre of Orange

Rue Madeleine Roch, 84100 Orange, France
+33 4 90 51 17 60
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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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  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
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Rue Madeleine Roch, 84100 Orange, France
+33 4 90 51 17 60
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

One of the largest Roman theatres in France. It is magnificently preserved. You can climb up the steps of this theatre which held and audience of 10,000. The statute of the empower was sent from Rome with a removable head, so that it could be...More

Thank Chris P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit. The audio guide was very helpful in giving both context and detail about this amazing survivor. The history is fascinating and that there as much as there is to see 2,000 years later was pretty amazing. That the acoustic wall...More

Thank A2travler
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You can get a really good view of the whole thing by going through the park on the hill above it. Very well preserved, and still in use as a theater. Very cool.

Thank o_hughmanatee
Reviewed 1 November 2017 via mobile

Whether you like the theater or not, this is one of the greatest venues in the Western world. A Roman amphitheater still in magnificent condition, had both fun movies and plentybof historical information and significance. Unmissable.

Thank Simon J
Reviewed 31 October 2017

Orange is a beautiful town just a short train ride from Avignon. The sheer scale of the Roman Theatre takes your breath away. If you walk from the train station (about a 10 min stroll) and carry on into the main street, you glimpse this...More

Thank Hoadswood
Reviewed 18 October 2017

Wonderful that this historic theatre still sees daily use in the centre of this small but interesting town, together with the Arc it represents a unique glimpse of Roman life in southern France. The town is proud of this association and preserves it well, a...More

Thank Charles F
Reviewed 17 October 2017

Built at the start of the Christian Era in the 1st century. The Roman theatre of Orange is the best preserved "stone theatre" in the west of the Roman Empire. As in the time of antiquity, this monument has been able to house audiences of...More

Thank Michael W
Reviewed 17 October 2017

It is bigger and tall than we expected. It is keeping well and when we visit it, it is part fixed. Next time we should try to enjoy the opera inside.

Thank J F
Reviewed 14 October 2017

The Ancient Roman Theatre in Orange is a must-see when visiting Provence. It is the largest remaining Roman Theatre with a massive stage wall. The audio tour is excellent as are several of the rooms detailing the history of performances (opera, music, theatre) over the...More

Thank Tim T
Reviewed 14 October 2017

Very well preserved 10 story Theatre Acoustic wall-amazing! Take time to see the movie on the history of the theatre (fascinating) and listen to the audio guide describe the details. This is a "Don't-Want-To-Miss" Attraction!

Thank 14erKev
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8 September 2015|
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Response from riantecrag | Reviewed this property |
Rent a car, it'll be cheaper and loads more convenient. Parking isn't difficult and mostly free (if you don't mind a short walk :) ).
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22 August 2015|
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Response from Gary G | Reviewed this property |
Their is municipal parking near by. It is across from the post office, La Poste. The above ground is inexpensive during the day.2 -3 Euro would give you 3 hours or so. Underground parking is also available there. I don't... More
Dave B
5 August 2015|
Response from riantecrag | Reviewed this property |
There's a plan on their website, but it's not very good - just shows sections at a time. Higher you go the cheaper it gets AND more difficult to reach. Prepare to clamber up there! Not for the elderly. Oh, and take a... More