Discover Nîmes

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Nimes is a picturesque city in the south of France known for its historical monuments and architecture. Located close to the Mediterranean Sea, Nimes enjoys a temperate climate perfect for spending time outdoors. The heart of the city is home to several impressive Roman ruins, including the 1st century AD Arena of Nimes which was used for gladiatorial combat and other performances. The Maison Carree, which dates back to 16 BC, is another popular site and one of the best preserved Roman temples in existence.

Beyond its amazing ancient sites, Nimes offers plenty to explore. Visitors can enjoy shopping at Les Halles de la Fontaine market or visit a variety of museums such as La Galerie du Chateau d'Eau or Musee des Beaux Arts et de l'Archeologie. Relaxing activities include strolling around Parc Naturel Regional des Alpilles or taking part in an olive oil tasting experience at nearby Mas Neuf estate.