Contemporaine de Nîmes logo
Prepare your visit

Arena of Nîmes

Events and projects
Read more
Arena of Nîmes.

A Roman amphitheater built in the late 1st century, the Arena of Nîmes is one of the best-preserved ancient monuments. Construction began around 90 AD, and the arena hosted a number of shows, the most popular of which were gladiatorial combats. It was then transformed into a fortified village, and from the Middle Ages to the 19th century, became a district with streets and stores. In 1863, the building was converted back into an arena. It hosts some twenty bullfights and Camargue races every year, as well as various cultural events such as shows and concerts. Apart from these events, the building is open to visitors all year round.

Practical infos

Boulevard des Arènes, 30000 Nîmes

How to get there?