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Roman Theatre of Orange
- Roman Theatre of Orange
- Alt Name:
- Theatre Antique
- Ancient Rome
- 0AD - 99AD
- Triumphal Arch of Orange, Museum of Orange,
La Maison Carrée, Pont du Gard,
about Roman Theatre of Orange
The Roman Theatre of Orange, known locally as the Theatre Antique, is one of the best preserved Roman sites in the world.
Dating back to the rule of Augustus (31 BC to 14 AD), the Roman Theatre of Orange is an incredible site and one of the largest existing theatres of its kind, able to hold up to 10,000 spectators.
The façade wall of the Roman Theatre of Orange is an impressive 338 feet long and 121 feet high and the structure still retains its original stage. This is despite the fact that the Prince of Orange, Maurice of Nassau damaged it in the seventeenth century, using it as a quarry for building materials.
Today, the Roman Theatre of Orange is classified as a UNESCO World Heritage historic site together with the Triumphal Arch of Orange. It is still used as a theatre, meaning that visitors can enjoy a play in its incredible and historically evocative surroundings. There are also audio guides included in the entry prices (seven languages) and guided tours are offered.
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Address: Theatre Antique, Rue Madeleine Roch, 84100 Orange
Phone: +33 .184.108.40.206.60
The Roman Theatre of Orange is quite centrally located in the Provence town of Orange, which is 55km northeast of Nimes and approx. 100km northwest of Marseille. Orange is accessible via routes A7 and A9 (exit at Orange). There’s a car park near the site.
The Roman Theatre of Orange is open daily, 9:30am-4:30pm (to 5:30pm in March and October, 6pm in April, May, September and 7pm in June, July, August). Best to check time of closing in case of rehearsals/plays. A joint ticket for the site and the nearby Orange Museum costs €7 for adults (discounts/other combined tickets available).
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