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Nimes map is 708km south of Paris, and 43km west of Avignon. Nîmes, the city derives its name from Nemausus ‘From the source’, is a great place to view some of the world's finest Roman remains. In the nimes history city grew to prominence during the reign of Caesar Augustus (27 B.C. to A.D. 14). Today it is one of the best-preserved Roman amphitheaters in the world and a near-perfect Roman temple. The nimes city has a population of 135,000 which is more like a Province than Languedoc. Nimes france has a touch of Pamplona (Spain) here in the festivals of the corridas (bullfights) at the arena. The Spanish image is even stronger at night, when the bodegas fill, usually with students drinking sangría and listening to the sounds of flamenco.

Nimes history is more than 2000 years old. There’s two thousand years of history, architecture, art and passions in the nimes city. One can wander around the streets to fell the Roman atmosphere. Nimes contemporary art goes hand in hand with history. In Nimes france, everything comes from the Spring, from its mysterious god that the Romans called Nemausus to the art and history. The sacred heart of nimes for centuries, the origin of the first invasions and of the first monuments, all has the influence of spring.

Nimes france is also known as the city of builders. The best examples are the Maison Carrée and Carré d’Art standing opposite each other, with the Roman stone reflecting in the glass. Nimes has acquired an exceptional history and personality founded on the print left by Rome. Contemporary architecture is everywhere in Nimes.

Nimes Tourist Attractions

Jardin de la Fontaine

It is a gorgeous garden that was laid out in the 18th century, using the ruins of a Roman shrine as an ornamental centerpiece. Its one of the most beautiful gardens in France. It is planted with rows of chestnuts and elms, adorned with statuary and urns, and intersected by grottos and canals.

Temple de Diana

It is close to the Jardin de la Fontaine gardens. It is the ruined and the remains of some Roman baths.

Mont Cavalier

It’s just a 10-minute walk from the north of the town center. Its a low but rocky hill, topped by the sturdy bulk of the Tour Magne, the city's oldest Roman monument. You can climb it for a panoramic view over Nîmes and its environs.

Musée du Vieux-Nîmes

Nimes is home to a great number of museums. You can visit the Musée du Vieux-Nîmes, housed in an episcopal palace from the 1700s. It's rich in antiques.

Porte d'Arles

One of the city's busiest thoroughfares, boulevard de l'Amiral-Courbet, leads to the Porte d'Arles. It is the remains of a gate built by the Romans during the reign of Augustus.

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