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Pont Du Gard 1. Nimes is characterized by quite hot summers. This is not the most comfortable period for fans of outdoor activities and those who expect to travel a lot.
2. In the vicinity of the city, there is a small international airport that regularly receives flights from Liverpool, London, and Brussels. Nimes is connected with other European cities by regular train and bus services.
3. Gourmets should pay attention to restaurants that serve regional cuisine. Here you can try traditional cod dishes, as well as the best meat from local farms.
4. Fans of event tourism will be happy to travel to Nimes from May to August. During this period, the most interesting and large-scale festivals are held in the city one after the other.
5. Nimes would be a great winter holiday destination, and not only due to its mild climate. In winter, interesting entertainment programs are organized for the Christmas holidays. Copyright
6. The city's main tourist office can be found near Maison Carrée. Here you can get a city map for free, as well as a brochure with descriptions of the local attractions in your native language.
7. Most of the historical attractions are concentrated in the Old Town. They are very close to each other, so walking tours are the best option.
Nimes boats of many small specialized stores and souvenir shops that are never ignored by tourists. The bulk of the popular stores are concentrated in the central part of the city, and the … Open
8. Nimes presents a huge selection of hotels, and even the most upscale hotels are pretty affordable in the city. At an early booking, an affordable room can be found even in the city center.
9. Those who want to explore the outskirts of Nimes should use the services of local buses. They run on a schedule every day. You can buy a ticket directly on the bus from the driver.
10. The city has many specialized wine shops. Here you can try and buy the best regional wines, as well as attend tastings.
11. Many locals know foreign languages but reluctant to speak them. Those who have zero French should take a phrasebook with them on a trip.
12. Nimes is the only city in France where you can attend real bullfights. For the past hundred years, bullfighting has been held exclusively on the ancient amphitheater's stage.
13. The largest market in town is Halles de Nimes located in the historic district. It is here that one should look for the best regional products, homemade wines and delicacies.
14. Most souvenir shops are located in the Old Town. Here you can buy not only handicrafts but also gift-wrapped local sweets.
15. Tourists from non-European countries are advised to exchange currency at home before the trip. That's how you can ensure yourself the most favorable exchange rate and minimum commission.
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What to visit being in Nimes - unique sights

Arenes de Nimes

From the series “Ancient Amphitheaters and Arenas, That Are Still Operational”
In the 6th - 7th centuries the ancient arena lost its original meaning. During the Great Migration of Nations it was used as a fortress. The arena retained an important strategic importance until the Middle Ages, by the 18th century it was actually converted into a fortress. Outside the walls of the amphitheater were residential buildings, churches and even markets. All buildings were completely destroyed in 1786, when the first large-scale reconstruction of the theater began. Already by 1853 the amphitheater has been returned to its original appearance. Since the middle of the 19th century the most spectacular and interesting events have been held there. … Read further

Pont du Gard

From the series “The Most Interesting UNESCO Sites in France”
Everyone can take a walk on the bridge during the tour today. Visitors will have the opportunity to explore its incredible stone fragments and enjoy the panoramic views of the surrounding area from the bridge. The ancient monument looks most spectacular in the warm season. The hills located on the banks of the river are covered with dense vegetation at this time. Several hiking trails can be found near the bridge. Very spectacular views of the historical monument are opened from natural viewing platforms. The main mystery of the Pont du Gard aqueduct is related to the exact dating of its construction. The inscription was found on one of the stones of the bridge. It shows that it was built in the prehistoric period. … Read further

Amphitheater in Arles

From the series “Ancient Amphitheaters and Arenas, That Are Still Operational”
By 1825, they were all resettled, and already in 1830 the first theatrical performance took place in the amphitheater. During numerous reconstructions, architects managed to preserve the former grandeur of the ancient monument. The length of its ellipsoidal arena is 136 meters, and its width is 107 meters. The building has also preserved its incredible acoustic features. Performances taking place in the ancient theatre will impress even the most experienced travellers. … Read further

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