HIGHLIGHTS

 

The Amphitheatre

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

Built during the first century AD, this amphitheatre hosted many events, like gladiator combats or wild animals hunts. Nowadays it hosts other types of events, like symposia, concerts and 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. This building’s construction was inspired by the Temple of Apollo and the Temple of Mars in Rome.

Since 1823, this masterpiece has been home to Nîmes’s first museum. The monument has been refurbished on many occasions to give new life to this historic "house".

Jardins de la Fontaine

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

Nowadays, these lovely gardens are a favourite spot for Nîmes locals to go out for a stroll.

WHAT TO DO

 

Festival de Nîmes

Festival de Nîmes

From 16th June to 24th July

The Roman amphitheatre of Nîmes becomes the setting for this summer’s concerts. The line-up is dazzling. Internationally renowned artists like Angèle, Suzanne Vega, Nerkfeu o Lenny Kravitz.

The Roman Games

The Roman Games

From 23rd to 25th October

Throughout this weekend, in Nîmes, you’ll be able to see an historical representation of Roman times. From gladiatorial combat and military parades in the city center to exhibitions and symposia, it will be a visit with all the atmosphere of the past.

CONNECTIONS AND RELATED DESTINATIONS

In Montpellier, you can 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 and near the coast, the city of Narbonne is in a pleasant geographical location, surrounded by a magnificent natural environment with vineyards.​

At the heart of Provence, Avignon is a medieval city that has maintained 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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