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".

Fountain gardens

Created in the eighteenth 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 favorite when it comes to going out for a stroll.

WHAT TO DO

 

Les Grands Jeux Romains

Les Grands Jeux Romains

From 29th April to 1st May

Exceptional historical reconstruction of the Roman France. A great spectacle of the games of the circus in the arena with horses, carriage races, gladiators combat, a Roman camp, etc.

Pentecost Feria

Pentecost Feria

From 31st May to 5th June

One of the biggest festivals in France. The city Nimes is transformed, dressed in his suit, emits cries at the exit of the amphitheater and the joyful music of the charangas, and display their star on the avenues.

Concert Ibrahim Maalouf

Concert Ibrahim Maalouf

15th july

Come and enjoy the artist Ibrahim Maalouf for the release of his album Red & Black Light, which pays tribute to women.

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

STATIONS 


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Nîmes

1, Boulevard Sergent Triaire​
30011 Nîmes cedex​


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