Capital of the Gard administrative area, the origins of Nîmes can be traced back more than twenty centuries. The city has certainly shown an ability to adapt to changing times, as what started as a Roman village was, by the 19th Century, an industrial town. Today, it has a population of over 100,000 inhabitants, and is proud of its ancient heritage while welcoming the future with open arms. Indeed, ...
Maison Carrée is the only Roman temple in the world that has been entirely preserved. The 20-minute 3D film 'Héros de Nîmes', is shown on a giant screen here.
The audioguide and gladiator arena at this monument help you get closer to the circus games that were held here in ancient times.
This aqueduct bridge dates back to Roman times. It has three different levels, the highest of which is 7.4m tall.
Bullfighting is a veritable institution in the city of Nîmes. Fights are regularly held in the city arena.
At the centre of this formal garden is the city's founding water source. Many people like to come here on a beautiful sunny day.
There are plenty of parks in Nîmes: Square des Courlis, Jardin Galilée, Domaine de la Bastide, and so on. They are all places to enjoy with family and friends.
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