Arena of Nîmes: Overall interior view



The Arena of Nîmes is a Roman amphitheater found in the French city of Nîmes. Built around 100 A.D., it was remodeled in 1863 to serve as a bullring. The Arena of Nimes is the site of two annual bullfights, and it is also used for other public events. The building encloses an elliptical central space 133 m long by 101 m wide. It is ringed by 34 rows of seats supported by a vaulted construction. It has a capacity of 16,300 spectators and since 1989 has a movable cover and a heating system. The Arena of Nîmes was constructed in the time of Emperor Augustus. As the Empire fell, the amphitheater was fortified by the Visigoths and surrounded by a wall.


Attribute NameValues
Alternate Title
  • Nimes Amphitheater

  • G. Massiot & cie

  • Arenas

  • Architecture

Date Created
  • 1910-01-01

Date Digitized
  • 2007-01-01

Cultural Context
  • Imperial (Roman)

Place of Creation
  • Nîmes, Languedoc-Roussillon, France: 4 Boulevard des Arènes

  • Nîmes

  • +43.845801+4.359546

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Temporal Coverage
  • before or circa 1910

Record Visibility Public
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