Les Arènes

Boulevard des Arènes, 30000 Nîmes 0 Reviews

Overview

Nîmes’ twin-layered amphitheater is the best saved in France. Worked around 100 BC, the field once situated 24,000 observers and organized gladiatorial challenges and open executions; it’s as yet a noteworthy setting for gigs and occasions. A sound guide gives setting as you investigate the field, seating regions, flights of stairs and passages (referred to Romans as vomitoria), and a while later you can see imitations of gladiatorial protection and unique matadors’ ensembles in the historical center.

At 133m long, 101m wide and 21m high, with an oval field surrounded by two levels of curves and sections, the amphitheater is a demonstration of the ability and inventiveness of Roman designers. In spite of being adjusted, looted for stone and by and large manhandled over numerous hundreds of years, the structure of the amphitheater is still to a great extent flawless, and it’s not hard to envision what the climate more likely than not been similar to when it was completely filled.

The seating is partitioned into four levels and 34 lines; the posher you were, the closer you sat to the middle. The amphitheater’s oval structure implied everybody had an unhindered view. An arrangement of trapdoors and crane lifts underneath the field empowered creatures and warriors to be placed into position during the show. Initially, the amphitheater would have had a covering that shielded observers from the climate.