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What to see and do in Nîmes

There are many sides to the city of Nîmes, it is Roman, contemporary, artistic and full of flavour all at the same time. There is so much to do in Nîmes, so it’s not easy to visit the city in just one day!

To make your exploration easier, you can purchase a pass to be able to visit all the Roman monuments, and the museums of Nîmes, for a 3 to 7-day experience of the heritage of Nîmes, depending on how long you’ll be there.

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Roman Nîmes

The first thing that springs to mind when we mention Nîmes is of course its rich Roman past. A tour of the Musée de la Romanité is a good start if you want to learn about the city during Antiquity. To take this even further, why not take a tour of the most beautiful Roman monuments in Nîmes

With the Romanité Pass, you can visit all the Roman monuments

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The Arena of Nîmes

The Arena of Nîmes is a must-see monument of the capital of the Gard, and is a major symbol of the Roman era, a key venue for the famous gladiator games that were so popular almost 2,000 years ago

les Arènes de Nîmes

The Maison Carrée in Nîmes

The Maison Carrée in Nîmes was largely inspired by the temples of Apollo and Mars Ultor in Rome, and it was built between the end of the 1st century BC and the beginning of the 1st century AD

Maison Carrée - Monument Romain - Nîmes

Tour Magne

In the Roman era, the vast 7-km Augustan walls that surrounded the city of Nîmes included 80 towers, including Tour Magne which was the biggest and most beautiful one.

la Tour Magne

The Jardins de la Fontaine

It was right here in the Jardins de la Fontaine that the history of Nîmes began, at the foot of the source, believed to be sacred by the Volcae Arecomici Gallic tribe, long before the Romans arrived. The garden was redeveloped in the 18th century by Jacques Philippe Mareshal into a French-style garden, and is the result of an adaptation of his design based on the ruins of the ancient Augusteum, the sanctuary devoted to the imperial cult.

Jardin de la Fontaine - Nîmes

The museums of Nîmes

If you’re looking for something to do in Nîmes, the 6 museums of Nîmes bear the ‘Musée de France’ title and offer a passionate insight into the history of Nîmes and regional culture.

To visit the museums of Nîmes, take advantage of the museums of Nîmes pass or subscription. There are several deals available to visit all the museums throughout the town.

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Carré d’art – Contemporary Art Museum of Nîmes

carré d'art Nîmes

Muséum d’histoire naturelle de Nîmes

Musée du Vieux Nîmes

Bâtiments Culturels - Patrimoine - Musée du Vieux Nîmes

Musée des Beaux-Arts de Nîmes

Carré d’Art – Musée d’art contemporain de Nîmes

Musée des Cultures Taurines

Musée Taurin Nîmes - Musée de la Romanité

What is there to do in Nîmes and in the surrounding area?

What is there to do in Nîmes?

Nîmes has something for everyone, whether you’re interested in history, culture, festivities, sun or local specialities! The Nîmes Tourist Office invites you to come and explore all that the town has on offer, from learning about its prestigious past to its culinary specialities, not-to-mention the secrets of its iconic fabric (denim). Soon enough, you’ll know all there is to know about Nîmes!

Tourist Office

Going out in Nîmes

Are you wondering what to do in Nîmes at the weekend, where to go out in Nîmes?
Come and check the online events’ calendar for the City of Nîmes and make sure you don’t miss out!

Events’ calendar for the town of Nîmes

What is there to do in the Gard?

Are you passionate about Roman heritage and you’d like to find out more? Just a few kilometres away from Nîmes, come and see the Pont du Gard, the spectacular ancient aqueduct that once carried water to the town’s castellum.

With the ‘Romanité Tour’ pass, other than the Musée de la Romanité, you can also visit the Arena, the Maison Carrée, the Tour Magne in Nîmes and the Pont du Gard.

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The Pont du Gard

Pont du gard

What is there to do in Occitanie?

Whatever you are interested in or passionate about, there is a wide choice of museums and spectacular collections in the Occitanie region. Find all the museums of Occitanie and the programme of events for each one at: the museums of Occitanie

The museums of Occitanie

All the activities to do in Occitanie

To discover the region and its exceptional heritage and culture. From the sea to the mountains, the town to the countryside, come and explore the many different sides to the region, for an unforgettable experience guaranteed

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