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Arles Arena Exterior Arles France
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Imagine munching on a baguette with cheese, sipping wine, and looking across the street at a Roman arena that is over 2,000 years old. For most Americans, something that old is difficult to comprehend. That's why God invented Provence!

Built in the first century BC, this arena is in remarkably good shape and still hosts bullfights, concerts and plays - but not all at the same time! It is just one of the many sights to see in Arles, so you could spend a couple of days wandering about, exploring side roads and inviting courtyards. And eating wonderful food!

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Uploaded: 14/04/2011
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