As a last stop in Provence before moving on to Israel we visited the Roman Theatre in Orange. This theatre is a UNESCO World Heritage site built in the first century CE against the hill almost to the top known as Colline-St. Europe. Its acoustics are still considered some of the best in Europe. The theatre has a tiered semicircle of seating that held up to 7,000 spectators for comedy as well as tragedy. Today in addition to opera and stage performances many great musicians have appeared on the stage as well. From the 16th to the 19th centuries the interior was filled with slum housing. In the 19th century restoration began including a new roof over the stage.