"Roman Nimes" Nīmes by antistar

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Nimes is probably most famous for its Roman history, and it has several very well preserved and stunning Roman sites, some right bang in the city center, like the impressive amphitheatre, and some just a short journey outside, like the unmistakeable Pont du Gard. However, surrounding this Roman wonders is a fine city in its own right. Nimes is a pleasant city to walk around, and apart from the Roman tourist attractions, it has a lovely old town center, and the delightful Jardins de la Fontaine, an 18th century park fed by graceful waterways on the northern edge of the city.

This city has to be one of France's premier attractions.

Things I Loved

The Amphitheater, the Pont du Gard and the excellent youth hostel.


Nothing in particular. The city is one of my favourites.

  • Last visit to Nīmes: Sep 2003
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • Nemorino's Profile Photo
    Apr 13, 2014 at 2:02 PM

    Tim, I've just been having another look at your Nimes tips (after eight or nine years), because I will be in Avignon next week and hope to fit in a day trip to Nimes.

    • antistar's Profile Photo
      Apr 13, 2014 at 4:36 PM

      You should definitely make it a day trip, if only for the amphitheater!

  • GentleSpirit's Profile Photo
    Mar 28, 2013 at 5:49 PM

    Im considering including Nimes on my trip this fall. Your pages have been helpful, thank you

  • iandsmith's Profile Photo
    Mar 26, 2012 at 12:42 AM

    Interesting, I'm heading there next month, thanks for sharing. Cheers, Ian

  • tiabunna's Profile Photo
    Jun 24, 2006 at 2:53 PM

    An interesting look at Nimes, thank you. We found it very pleasant also, but could not get into the arena because it was closed for some bicycle event.

  • ettenaj's Profile Photo
    May 28, 2006 at 3:25 PM

    Recently got back from the Dordogne and it was great Nimes is now on my wish list

  • davidtahd's Profile Photo
    May 1, 2006 at 6:05 PM

    Thank you for your photos and positive comments about Nimes, France. I plan to visit there in a couple weeks and I will look for the Roman buidlings and the Jardins de la Fontaine and waterways :) Take Care, Todd

  • CALSF's Profile Photo
    Dec 8, 2005 at 6:30 PM

    Nimes' Roman influence is remarkable. Thanks for the great tips. If it's not that far by train from Paris this is a great daytrip. I'm also impressed with your photos-really nice. Thanks.

  • ncfg's Profile Photo
    Jan 23, 2005 at 11:54 AM

    Great page! Nimes seems really nice. I loved the pics and comments.

  • Nemorino's Profile Photo
    Jan 2, 2005 at 7:21 AM

    Nice page about an attractive town. I cycled through Nimes years ago, and am hoping to go back soon, maybe even this summer.

  • barryg23's Profile Photo
    Sep 21, 2004 at 1:04 PM

    great tips, very helpful thanks.


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