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Top 10 places in Nimes

Our app features the history of 42 monuments and great sites including places to discover Nimes. Here is a selection of the top 10 monuments of the city, with an extract of the texts available in the application and written by our teams of specialists. For full content, download our Android and iPhone Guide and start creating your travel journal for your stay at Nimes

Visit The arenas

The arenas

The amphitheater (or arena) of Nimes is the best preserved Roman world. By the end of the 1st century CE, it was home to wild animal hunts and gladiator fights. Today, many events take place there. The amphitheater is 133 meters long and 101 meters wide. 21 m high and composed of two levels of... Read more


The Castellum, point of arrival of the aqueduct of Nîmes, is a vestige extremely rare. To supply the city with water, it was built in the middle of the 1C. after JC an aqueduct of 50 km of which Pont du Gard is a prestigious witness. From this circular basin of water distribution, cut in the rock... Read more

Hotel Boudon

The oval vestibule of this 18C hotel. with its walls pierced with niches, gives access to the garden and the suspended main staircase. The iron railing shows a trendy decor in the eighteenth century: scrolls and curves. This building was remodeled between 1760 and 1770. The initial of the family... Read more

Bernis Hotel

The Bernis hotel is home to the oldest and most beautiful houses in Nîmes. Its 15th century Gothic facade has beautiful mullioned windows. Its 17th century courtyard is remarkable. The semicircular vault of the ground floor sheltered a stall in the Middle Ages. The charming courtyard is inspired... Read more

Hotel Rivet

David Rivet, a silks merchant then a shipowner established in Cadiz, decided to retire to his hometown. He built himself in Nîmes in 1786 a sumptuous house with neo-classical sobriety. A kind of covered atrium adorned with four columns leads to a staircase of great elegance. Since 1987, the School... Read more

The Gardens of the Fountain

Decorated with vases and statues, the Jardins de la Fontaine are among the first public gardens in Europe. They were created in the 18th century on the ancient site of the Source which integrates the Magne Tower and the Temple of Diana. In the 18th century, the embellishments of Nîmes were... Read more

The Square House

Built at the beginning of our era in honor of Caius Caesar and Lucius Caesar, grandson and adopted son of the Emperor Augustus, it was part of the Forum, economic and administrative heart of the ancient city. Inspired by the temples of Apollo and Mars Ultor in Rome, seduced by the harmony of its... Read more

The Roman wall

The Emperor Augustus offered to Nimes one of the largest enclosures of Roman Gaul. The Porte Auguste and the Porte de France are the only doors still visible. The Nîmes enclosure, dated from 16-15 BC, included in a 7 km radius an area of ??220 hectares. 9 meters high, 2 meters wide, it had about... Read more

The Magne Tower

The Magne Tower was the highest and most prestigious tower of the Roman wall. Visible from afar, it signaled the presence of the city and the imperial sanctuary of the Source, located at the foot of the hill. It was built around a tower of dry Iron Age stones of which there is no trace left.... Read more

The Temple of Diana

We do not know its exact function ... It is the most romantic monument but also the most enigmatic of Nîmes, certainly associated with the imperial sanctuary. Its lateral corridors, which formerly led to a higher level, its different roofing vaults, the niches of its great hall do not correspond... Read more

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