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Arena of Nîmes
The Arena of Nîmes is a Roman amphitheatre situated in the French city of Nîmes. Built around 100 CE, shortly after the Colosseum in Rome, it is one of the best-preserved Roman amphitheatres in the world. It is also among the twenty largest Roman amphitheatres of the 400 in existence. It is 133 metres long (145 yd) and 101 metres wide (110 yd), with an arena measuring 68 metres by 38 metres (74 yd by 42 yd). The outer facade is 21 metres high (69 ft) with two stories of 60 arcades. Today, the amphitheatre is the site of two annual bullfights during the Feria de Nîmes, and it is used for other public events such as historical reenactments and concerts. This photograph of the exterior of the amphitheatre was taken in 2019.Photograph credit: Krzysztof Golik; edited by Janke