NIMES

(44 minutes from Salon de Provence) 

  

Both medieval and contemporary, Nîmes has several monuments that cannot be ignored. Thanks to the development of its heritage (historical, cultural and architectural), Nîmes has received the label of Ville d'Art et d'Histoire. 

 

The arenas of Nîmes 

One of the best-preserved amphitheatres in the world 

In the great cities of the Roman Empire, the arenas or the amphitheatre were the venue for 

great shows. 

 

A symbol of a city's fame, the amphitheatre attracted large crowds. The one in 

Nîmes', along with that of Arles and the Colliseum in Rome, is among the best preserved in the ancient world. 

After having served as a setting for Roman games, these places now host bullfights 

during the féria. 

  

The bullring is open to the public and an audio-guided tour allows visitors to discover 

the architecture of the site and its history. A multimedia space is dedicated to gladiators and bullfighting , and puzzle games are available for children. 

At the end of April, the Great Roman Games are organised, a great historical re-enactment. 

  

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The Square House