Stay in the historic town of Nîmes - explore the Languedoc Roussillon region
Nîmes is located in the Cevennes foothills between Montpellier and Avignon. It is said to be 2000 years old and is home to fantastic collections of ancient buildings, something that has turned Nimes into a very popular tourist destination. On display in the town centre, you will find contemporary architecture, Roman masterpieces and ancient sanctuary gardens formerly celebrated by none other than Jean-Jacques Rousseau and George Sand. Not only that, you will also find a great selection of Nimes accommodation, boasting great architecture in their own right. Many people say Nimes is a mysterious place and it is proud and reserved, secretive and celebrative. There is so much to see in Nimes and if you are planning your holiday in this city, plan in advance and book one of our Nimes apartments or villas with plenty of time to spare.
Nimes Accommodation - a Perfect Starting Point to Explore
First up on your tourism to do list in Nimes should be to hunt down the city's most famous monument, the Amphitheatre. Located in the very heart of town, this 21m neolith is difficult to overlook. It certainly isn't the largest Roman amphitheatre of its kind but has managed to remain extremely well-preserved, giving it a certain significance amongst historians and architects. Dating all the way back to the 1st century it used to hold an enormous crowd of 21,000! These days, the gladiators have been exchanged for singers, with the amphitheatre serving as a unique music venue - perfect for a romantic evening. Around the corner from this Roman relic, you will find the Maison Carree tucked away in Place de la Comedie which was occasionally used as a covenant. Since 1824 though, the house has been home to an art museum. Fancy some more Roman architectural masterpieces? Then you should definitely visit the Italian capital Rome in Lazio.
Nimes a Lovely Place to Relax
Another monument that you wouldn't want to miss is the Maison De L'orb. Situated in Bezier, it is one of the best and oldest houses in the region. Guests flock it to have a look at the river below while taking pictures of the beautiful landscape. If you are a book lover you can relax and do some reading here, making a nice change of scenery as you swap the sunny balcony of your Nimes apartment for the Maison De L'orb's guest library, a stunning question reminiscent of Disney's Beauty and the Beast. If you visit Nimes don't forget to tour the stunning Jardin de la Fontaine Park. Here you will be able to see more Roman remains, beautiful bridges and canals. Also spend some time shopping down street to find popular French items such as wine, chocolate and perfume, perfect for souvenirs or as an indulgent treat. Other fascinating cities around are Narbonne and Perpignan, great destinations for a short trip in your Nimes holidays as well. The surrounding regions Ardéche and Auvergne also have quite a lot to offer for fun filled holidays in France.