HIGHLIGHTS

 

The Amphitheater

The majestic arena of Nîmes is one of the best preserved Roman remains in the world.

Built during the first century AD, this amphitheater hosted many events, like gladiator combats or the hunt of wild animals. Nowadays it hosts other types of events, like symposia, concerts or sports events, all in an exceptional setting.

The Maison Carrée

As part of the Roman Forum, the Maison Carrée (or square house) was built at the beginning of our era as tribute to Gaius Caesar and Lucius Caesar. The construction of this building was inspired by the Temple of Apollo and the Temple of Mars in Rome.

Since 1823, this master piece has been home to Nîmes first museum. The monument has been refurbished on many occasions with the purpose of giving new life to such an historic "house".

Jardins de la Fontaine

Created in the 18th century by Jacques-Philippe Mareschal, the Jardins de la Fontaine rank among the most relevant public gardens in Europe.

Nowadays, these lovely gardens are Nîmes' locals favourite spot when it comes to going out for a stroll.

WHAT TO DO

 

Thursdays in Nîmes

Thursdays in Nîmes

July and August

Every Thursday of July and August, craftsmen, antiquarians and musical actions encourage on Thursdays nights in Nimes. An agreeable walk on having fallen down the night.

The Feria des Vendanges

The Feria des Vendanges

From 13th to 15th September

It is held in the same spirit as the Whitsun event but is shorter, with three days of festivities throughout the city featuring bullfights, bulls driven through the streets, bands, bodegas and a great atmosphere.

CONNECTIONS AND RELATED DESTINATIONS

Montpellier is the place to discover a booming city. Also, it is ​close to some of the most famous world heritage monuments and sites. ​​​​​

Found at the heart of a natural park, the city of Narbonne is in a pleasant geographical location, surrounded by a magnificent natural environment with vineyards, and near the coast. ​​​

At the heart of Provence, Avignon is a medieval city that has preserved a rich religious heritage with scores of churches, chapels, and the famous Palais des Papes.​​​

STATION

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Nîmes

1, Boulevard Sergent Triaire​
30011 Nîmes cedex​


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