Nîmes is the capital city of the Gard department with a rich history, dating back to the Roman Empire. It’s a popular tourist destination and only 15 minutes from Russan.
Nîmes may have been one of the richest and finest Roman cities of Gaul. Several important remains of the Roman Empire can still be seen in and around the town
The Roman amphitheatre is the best-preserved Roman arena in France. It is still used today for the occasional bull fight and as a concert arena. Take a look at the Culture Spaces site for information on what’s on.
The Maison Carrée is one of the best-preserved Roman temples anywhere and today a small exhibition serves as an introduction to the history of Nîmes.
If you’re shopping for the flavour of the Langeudoc, Les Halles is a great experience. Over 3000 square metres of local produce in the heart of the historic centre. Fresh fruit, salad and vegetable available daily, beef reared on the Camargue and seafood from the nearby ports along with everything else you’d expect from a market of this quality. Les Halles is a unique and refreshing shopping experience.
The 18th-century Jardins de la Fontaine are a beautiful relaxing place to visit and unwind. Tree-shaded boulevards trace the foundations of Nîmes city walls within which you’ll find shopping, bars and restaurants to suit any tastes.
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