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On the Occitanie Rail Tour

Discover Nîmes

A city with a glorious past, Nîmes is proud of its heritage and nurtures its differences through distinctive art of living. Between Cévennes and Camargue, protestant rigour and southern exuberance, the capital of the Gard is both secretive and extroverted.

Nîmes welcomes visitors in a southern atmosphere, with cafés, a famous market hall with over a hundred busy merchants and artisans, and pleasant boulevards lined with hackberry trees and private mansions.


During the Roman Empire, Nîmes was filled with sumptuous monuments. No other French town can boast such a rich heritage! Discover its highlights.

In Nîmes, you'll enjoy:

  • Buying and sampling the best of local products in the colourful atmosphere of the Halles
  • Pre-dinner drinks at the Napoléon, a magnificent brasserie built in 1813 and a true local institution.
  • Getting lost in the hustle and bustle of the Whitsun Feria or of the wine harvest festival (in September).
  • Beating to the rhythm of the “Journées Romaines”: a spectacular historical re-enactment at the Arena with events throughout the city.
  • Searching for the monumental Street Art frescoes in the Richelieu and Gambetta districts.

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