Roman Arles

1128 Reviews

Star Travel Rating


Review type

Things to do


Date of travel

August, 2017

Product name

Product country

Product city

Travelled with

On your own

Reasons for trip

The Roman Theatre is a similar age to the amphitheatre and seated about 10,000 spectators in 35 rows of semi-circular seats. With the fall of the Roman Empire, the stone was robbed out for use as building material and it was left abandoned until finally being cleared in the C19th. It is again being used for performances in the summer months.

The facade facing Jardin d’Eté is is three stories high and from a distance looks a bit like a church tower. Scattered round the outside are the remains of Roman masonry which seem to have been dumped here.

Inside the seats rise up in a semi-circular tier around the central stage. Only the column bases are left of this.

There is a charge to go into the theatre itself, but there are good views from the outside, so I didn’t bother! It isn’t as impressive as the amphitheatre.


Join the club

Become a member to receive exclusive benefits

Our community is the heart of Silver Travel Advisor, we love nothing more than sharing ideas, inspiration, hints and tips between us.