Magnificent Roman architecture, bullfights and concerts.
Sun drenched squares overlooked by stately shuttered mansions.
Meandering cobbles streets packed with shops and restaurants.
Stunning art museums, cathedrals gardens and treasures from the past.
This is the seductive Roman city of Nîmes whose ancient treasures wait to be explore

Nîmes, the sultry, radiant city of Languedoc Roussillon settled by the Romans around 30 BC.
Just 25km south of Uzes its connection to its ancient past is inescapable.
These are some of the sights not to be missed

Arènes de Nîmes

Boulevard des Arenes, 30000 Nîmes  +33 (0)4 66 21 82 56
One of the best preserved Roman ampitheatres in the world,
able to accommodate over 24000 spectators.
Still in use today for concerts and bullfights
and the setting for the movie extravaganza Gladiator.
Situated in the heart of the city by the Esplanade Charles de Gaulle, the urban garden of Nîmes
Les Arènes de Nîmes, Languedoc Roussillon, France

La Maison Carrée

Place de la Maison Carrée, 30000  Nîmes  +33 (0)4 66 21 82 56

Dominating the central square,
one of the most beautiful and well-preserved temples of the Roman world.
Built of local limestone by architects from Rome, La Maison Carrée,
which means “Square House,” is actually rectangular (82 feet by 40 feet).
Over the centuries it has remained in constant use, as a church, private residence,
stables, town hall, and public archives, becoming a museum in 1823
La Maison Carrée, Nîmes, Languedoc Roussillon, France

Carre d’Art/Musee d’Art Contemporain

Pl. de la Maison Carreé,  Nîmes  +33 (0)4-66-76-35-35

British architect Norman Foster’s contemporary jewel opened in 1993,
neighbouring its ancient namesake, La Maison Carrée is actually rectangular (82 feet by 40 feet).
Over the centuries it has remained in constant use, as a church, private residence,
stables, town hall, and public archives. becoming a museum in 1823

Jardin de la Fontaine

Quai de la Fontaine, 30000  Nîmes  +33 (0)4 66 76 70 01

The 18th century formal gardens featuring an assortment of canals, bridges and statues
including three outstanding Roman sites:

Tour Magne

An ancient Roman tower above the Jardin de la Fontaine

Temple of Diana

within the Jardin de la Fontaine

The Castellum

Also within the Jardin de la Fontaine
An extremely rare vestige of the Roman world,
the only other one still in this condition, being in Pompeii

The Musée des Beaux-Arts de Nîmes

 Rue de la Cite Foulc, 30000  Nîmes  +33 (0)4-66-67-38-21

The beautiful fine arts museum of Nîmes

 

Cathedrale Notre-Dame-Et-Saint-Castor de Nîmes

9 Rue Saint-Castor, 30000 Nîmes  +33 (0)4 66 67 27 72
If time permits don’t forget to also explore
Les Halles, Nîmes extensive indoor market
and its other museums churches, shops and restaurants.
Let us know what else you find to visit in this beautiful city of Nîmes
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