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

 

The Roman Games

The Roman Games

From the 3rd to 5th May

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.

Feria de Pentecôte (whitsun)

Feria de Pentecôte (whitsun)

From 6th to the 10th June

The city is decked out for this party, dating from 1952. If you’re visiting Nîmes, you can count with five days full of animation: brass bands, markets, Provençal masses and bullfights are on the agenda.

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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