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Arles

The Roman theatre

Situated between the Amphitheatre and the summer garden, the Roman theatre of Arles, a century before its illustrious neighbour the amphitheatre is today much less well preserved. Built at the end of the 1st century BC, it dates from the first phase of urbanization of the Roman colony founded by Caesar in 46BC. Only a few steps remain, the orchestra, the stage curtain pit and two tall marble columns topped by an entablature fragment. Nevertheless, the theatre has regained, especially in the summer, its vocation as a performance space.

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