phone: +33 4 66 58 38 00address: 6 rue AugusteThe Office de Tourisme prints a "Bienvenue" booklet (in English) each year, which isn't available off the shelf, you must ask for it. It has lists of Hotels, Camp Sites, Restaurants and bars. They also print a Travel Guide with descriptions of the sights to see in Nimes. There is also an information point at the Esplanade Charles-de-Gaulle.
address: 1, Boulevard Sergent TriaireA short walk away from Les Arènes, TER (regional train) services by SNCF run from here to Avignon, Arles and Montpellier, and TGV services to Montpellier, Paris, Valence, Lyon, Lille and Spain
By busEdgard operates buses to Nîmes from Arles (route C30) and the Pont du Gard (route C21). A one-way ticket costs €1.50 per person.
Gare Routièreaddress: Rue Sainte Felicite,
Nîmes–Alès–Camargue–Cévennes AirportThe airport is around 20 km from the city centre. Ryanair operates regular flights to Nîmes from London (Luton) and Liverpool in England, and Brussels (Charleroi) in Belgium. Ryanair also operates flights to Fez and, starting October 2017, Marrakech. A shuttle bus runs between the airport and Nîmes city centre (€6.80 per person for a one-way ticket). Check the bus times carefully as they only run a single bus for each flight. If you miss it your only option is walk or taxi
By carYou can access Nîmes via Autoroute A9, which runs from the Spanish border, and the Spanish motorway AP-7, in the south, and Orange and the A7 Autoroute in the north, or the A54, which connects Nîmes to Salon-de-Provence in the south-east.
The main sights are all within comfortable walking distance of each other.
CastellumA former reservoir at the end of the 50 km aqueduct.
Cathédrale Notre-Dame-et-Saint-Castor de NîmesThe main cathedral of the city originates from the 11th century, but has been renovated and adapted many times since. It is believed it was built on top of the former Roman Temple of Augustus of which no trace remains. The building is an interesting mix of Romanesque and neo-Gothic styles.
Jardin de la FontaineThese beautiful gardens were created in 1745, becoming the first public park in France and one of the first in Europe. It is decorated with a number of waterways and fountains, beautiful statues from Montpellier and the ruins of the Roman Temple of Diane. Climbing the steps or ramps at the back of the park up to the highest point in Nîmes, one finds the Magne Tower.
address: Place des Arènesa well preserved Roman arena that hosts bull fighting festivals in September. It was built 100 AD to seat 24,000 spectators It seats 10,000 when full and is an amazing site.
phone: +33 4 66 21 82 56One of the best preserved Roman temples in the former Roman Empire is to be found here in Nîmes. It was constructed approximately 2 CE, not long after the founding of the city by Emperor Augustus. The small interior comprises of a modern theatre, where a well-produced and informative film called Nemausus plays every half an hour on the half hour, giving a good introduction to the early history and foundations of the city.
Porte d'AugusteOnce was the main entrance to the city
Porte de France
Temple de Diane
Musée du vieux Nîmesphone: +33 4 66 36 00 64
Musée archéologiquephone: +33 4 66 76 74 80address: Blvd 13 Amiral CourbetColumns, mosaics, sculptures, etc.
Musée des Beaux-artsphone: +33 4 66 28 18 32address: rue de la cité Foulc 20-22Flemish, Italian, French works, and Roman mosaics.
L'Ancien Théâtrephone: +33 4 66 21 30 75address: 4 Rue RacineA very nice gastronomic restaurant, that serves fine, local, fresh food for a very affordable price. A menu will cost up to €32, including starter, main course, cheese and dessert.
Late night bars along Ave Victor Hugo.
Lulu is a popular gay bar at 10 Rue Curaterie, open Tu-Sa from 23:00.
FUAJ youth hostelHas very friendly and informative local staff.
All located in the retail park Parc Hotelier Ville Active, about 30 minutes' walk from the town centre (and over the main road from Carrefour hypermarket):