In 123 BC, the ancient Romans conquered the town of Arles and turned it into an important city. One of the most vital structures erected here is the Roman amphitheater which could seat more then 20,000 screaming spectators. Les Arenes d'Arles was the hub of entertainment that included chariot races and gladiator matches.
When Rome fell, it became a fortress, shelter, and eventually its own little town. The locals were able to restore it to its former glory in the early 1800s. Now people come here to watch plays, concerts, and bullfights. It is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site along with other Roman structures around Arles.Places nearby:
Camargue Nature Park: Wild France At Its Best 11 km / 6 mi
The Arena: A Historic Amphitheatre 27 km / 17 mi
Les Jardins de la Fontaine: France's First Public Gardens 29 km / 18 mi
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde: Marseille's Coastal Basilica 74 km / 46 mi
Marineland: Experience Sea Animals Up Close 200 km / 124 mi