GREAT ROMAN GAMES POSTPONED
Due to containment measures and uncertainty about the situation in early May, the Great Roman Games, originally scheduled for May 1, 2 and 3, have been postponed to October 23, 24 and 25, 2020.
Tickets already purchased remain valid for these new dates:
- Tickets for 1st May are valid for 23 October
- Tickets for 2 May are valid for 24 October
- Tickets for 3 May are valid for 25 October
Customers wishing to have their tickets refunded should contact the point of sale where they purchased them (Adam Concert, FNAC, etc.). Please note: the reimbursement deadline is 30 June 2020.
Tickets for October 23, 24 and 25 are already on sale.
On Friday 23, Saturday 24, and Sunday 25 October, 500 re-enactors from France, Italy, Croatia, and Germany converge on the Amphitheatre of Nîmes, an exceptional venue, to participate in the Great Roman Games, a unique event that has become the biggest historical re-enactment of ancient history in Europe, in the finest surviving Roman amphitheatre in the world.
Over the three-day period, the re-enactment in the Amphitheatre will bring to life the legendary ludi (public games) as the inhabitants of Nîmes would have experienced them 2,000 years ago: the imperial court, a procession of Roman legionnaires, chariot racing, and gladiatorial combats. This edition is focusing on Caesar and the conquest of Rome.
Based on extensive scientific and historical research, the re-enactors make their battledress with materials similar to those used in antiquity. Archaeology enthusiasts, they work closely with historians. In the Amphitheatre, the gladiators, Roman legionnaires, and Celtic fighters’ combat techniques and battledress are as historically accurate as possible.