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King François I was keen to restore the amphitheatre to its former glory. However, at the time, only the buildings of the first-floor gallery were cleared, leaving the disorganized cluster of houses standing in the stage area. It wasn’t until the 19th century that the last houses were cleared and architect Henri Revoil completed the restoration of the monument. Once the amphitheatre had been fully restored, it hosted its first corrida (bullfight).