Opening times and access

Opening times

The Amphitheatre is open every day (except ferias and shows).
January, February, November and December: 9.30am – 5pm
March and October: 9am – 6pm
April, May and September: 9am – 6.30pm
June: 9am – 7pm
July and August: 9am – 8pm 
>> Last admission with audio guide: 1 hour before the Amphitheatre closes / Last self-guided admission: 30 minutes before the Amphitheatre close.

The Maison Carrée is open every day.
January, February, November and December: 10am – 1pm / 2pm – 4.30pm
March and October: 10am – 6pm (closed from 1 to 2pm in October)
April, May and September: 10am – 6.30pm
June: 10am - 7pm
July and August: 9.30am – 8pm
>> Last admission: 30 minutes before the Maison Carrée close.

The Tour Magne is open every day.
January, February, November and December: 9.30am – 1pm / 2pm – 4.30pm
March and October: 9.30am – 1pm / 2pm – 6pm
April, May and September: 9.30am – 6.30pm (closed from 1 to 2pm in September)
June: 9am – 7pm
July and August: 9am – 8pm
>> Last admission: 30 minutes before the Tour Magne close.

The cultural gift shop is open during the Amphitheatre’s opening hours.

Amphitheatre: closing times in 2019

The Arena of Nîmes has an unbroken tradition of theatrical performance, which explains how it has remained relatively intact over the centuries and up to the present day. These performances require technical equipment that can involve a certain level of noise or visual disturbance for visitors, including the installation of a tarred groundcloth on the floor to protect the arena’s sand. This covering is removed at the end of the summer. The city of Nîmes thanks visitors for their understanding.

- 17 and 18 May: Le plus grand bal de France (closed all day)
- 6 to 10 June: Pentecost Feria (closed all day)
- 23 June: Elton John concert (closed at 2.30pm)
- 26 and 27 June: Soprano concert (closed at 3.30pm) 
- 28 June: Kendji Girac + Boulevard des Airs concert (closed at 2.30pm)
- 30 June: Pascal Obispo + Zazie concert (closed at 2.30pm)
- 1st July: Slipknot concert (closed at 2.30pm)
- 3 July: SLASH Featuring Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators concert (closed at 3.30pm)
- 4 July: ZZ TOP + special guest Status Quo concert (closed at 2.30pm)
- 6 July: Nick Mason + Anathema concert (closed at 2.30pm)
- 10 July: Jamel show (closed at 3.30pm)
- 11 July: Toto + Roger Hodgson concert (closed at 2.30pm) 
- 12 July: M + special guest Marcus Miller concert (closed at 2.30pm)
- 13 July: Lomepal + Eddy de Pretto concert (closed at 2.30pm)
- 15 July: Mark Knopfler and Band concert (closed at 3.30pm)
- 17 July: Tears for fears + special guest UB40 concert (closed at 2.30pm)
- 18 July: Patrick Bruel concert (closed at 3.30pm)
- 19 July: Twenty One Pilots concert (closed at 2.30pm)
- 20 July: Stars 80 concert (closed at 3.30pm)
- 23 July: Arrival and departure of the Tour de France
- 13 to 15 September: Harvest Feria (closed all day)

For information about concerts :
For information about bullfights, contact Simon Casas Productions: +33 8 91 701 401

Getting to Nîmes

30 000 Nîmes
Tél. : +33 4 66 21 82 56
Fax : +33 4 66 21 82 61 

For all enquiries about concerts, phone 04 66 28 40 20. 

Roman monuments of Nîmes are at 30 minutes from the Pont du Gard and at 45 minutes from the Roman Theatre of Orange and the Palais des Papes or Château des Baux.
By road:
Motorway A9 or A54, exit Nîmes then “city centre” and “Arènes”

 To know everything about your traffic conditions, listen to Radio VINCI Autoroutes.  

By train: TGV station 5 mins from the Amphitheatre 
By plane: Nîmes-Garons airport

Where to park ?

For groups: drop-off near the monuments + coach parking with charges.
Find out  - download the access map for coach operators.

For private visitors: underground parking near the Arena (Boulevard de Bruxelles)