Built at the end of the 1st century AD, the Arena of Nîmes is the best preserved amphitheater from Roman times. Its harmonious proportions (133 meters long by 101 meters high) can accommodate up to 24,000 spectators. Gladiator fights have now given way to bullfighters, sportsmen and artists who perform every year in this place steeped in history.
Nîmes is an ancient Roman city which has preserved several buildings from this period in remarkable condition. These are essential when visiting Nîmes! I recommend you totake the Pass Nîmes Romaine, which allows you to visit the arenas, the Tour Magne and the Maison Carrée at a reduced rate. The Tourist Office of the City of Nîmes offers a wide choice of thematic guided tours all year round to discover the capital of Gard from every angle.
Your visit to Nîmes will not be complete without a walk in the Jardins de la Fontaine, a vast garden laid out in the 18th century, decorated with ponds, statues and vases which houses the Temple of Diana and the Tour Magne, where the Nîmes like to stroll and practice bowls.
The Farmer’s Mas offers you healthy products from local agriculture without intermediaries. A local space where the artisans of the land welcome you with passion.
Quality, transparency, concern for the environment, promotion of Bio, these are all the commitments carried out by the actors of the Mas. The Farmer’s Mas is 960m2 of sales area, you even have a drive-thru area! Something to delight the taste buds of professionals and tourists alike. https://www.lemasdesacteurs.fr/
Stroll through the streets of the Ecusson, name given to the historic center of Nîmes. It is full of beautiful buildings, pretty little pedestrian streets and places to sit for a drink interrace. The kind of city where it is good to stroll!
Now an integral part of Nîmes culture, the ferias are popular and family celebrations. Find the Féria de Pentecôte and the Féria des Vendanges in mid-September.Bullfights, abrivados, brass bands, Sevillian dances on the agenda.
The Roman days are also an opportunity to rediscover the city in ancient times. This year with the Vercingétorix show at the Arènes de Nîmes.
The Flamenco Festival, the biennial of comics, the magic of the waters and the Thursdays of Nîmes are among the other highlights that enliven the city of Nîmes throughout the year.