Feria of Nîmes Pentecôte (Whitsun) Corrida and Courses Camarguaises programme 2016

The Feria of Nîmes Pentecôte (Whitsun) Corrida and Courses Camarguaises programme 2016 Here is the full programme of the corridas and courses camarguaises that will be held during this coming Feria of Nîmes Pentecôte (Whitsun), “Feria de Pentecôte” in the arena of Nîmes. This is one of the biggest events in France with six days of crazy festivities and the corridas are one of the main highlights besides, the Pegoulade, bodegas, pena, equestrian shows, food, flamenco concerts, markets and much more!! Don’t forget to buy your tickets in advance on…

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Best beaches near Montpellier

Best beaches near Montpellier   A small yet relevant selection of beaches near Montpellier, Languedoc-Roussillon. The South of France The sunny coastline of Montpellier and more generally the coastline of the Hérault Departement, is worth the trip especially in summer. You have to understand there is a lot of beaches near Montpellier. Each of them are more or less different in term of attractiveness, urbanization, cleanliness of the water, cleanliness of the sand, attractions and so on. You can consider some 20 minutes’ drive from Montpellier to reach the closest…

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The Pont du Gard

The Pont du Gard   Located near the city of Nîmes, in the Gard Department, in the Languedoc Roussillon Province, in France, Le Pont du Gard more popularly known as the Roman Aqueduct, is a wonder of Roman architecture, this marvel stands tall as a living example of brilliant Roman engineering. It is one of the most splendid and oldest bridges to have survived for so long, in such a good shape. The bridge measures an astounding 48.77m in height and has been constructed in three levels and it is…

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The Pissaladière, easy recipe

The Pissaladière, easy recipe   The Pissaladière is a classic pie originated from the city of Nice, French Riviera area, region Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur. As per the Italian culinary influence in the area, at first this dish may look a kind of pizza topped with onions and black olives. The basic and traditional Pissaladière is made with a bread dough and just topped with onions and black olives, however some people like to add anchovies on top and I am one of those. Here I am going to give you a…

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Abrivado (bull-running) South of France

The Abrivado When it comes to local events from Camargue, the Abrivado is the crème de la crème. Abrivado in Provencal Language means “in a hurry, run-up, boost”. In the past the abrivado were process when the gardians, mounted cattle herdsman from Camargue, were transferring the bulls from their grazing lands to the arena. Today the abrivado became a tradition in Provence and in Languedoc where we are simulating the transfers of the bulls by letting them running in the streets, from a point to another of the city. It…

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The Feria of Nîmes (Pentecôte & Vendanges)

The Feria of Nîmes at a glance A short guide to the Feria of Nîmes The city of Nîmes is a grand tourism site and annually, millions of people flock toward this Southern France city to attend The Feria of Nîmes. The two Ferias of Nîmes, Feria de Pentecôte and Feria des Vendanges, are splendid festivals which are among the largest ones celebrated in France. Both Feria are also a famous tourism attraction for people across the world. You will literally have an out-of-the-world experience while enjoying the festivities of…

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History of Nîmes

History of Nîmes at a glance. Located near the Mediterranean Sea in the Languedoc-Roussillon region in France, Nîmes is the capital city of the Gard department. This city has a very long and rich history due to its heritage from the Roman Empire. The Romans settled here when they were constructing the Via Domitia road between Spain and Rome. The coat of arms of the city, the ancients texts, sculptures and earliest coins reveal, by the abbreviation “NEM. COL” which they bear, that Nîmes became a colony of Rome around…

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Top sightseeing in Nîmes

Top sightseeing in Nîmes Monuments and buildings Arenes de Nîmes Built around AD70 this is the most preserved and stunning Roman Amphitheater in the world! A true marvel of ancient engineering perfection. It is the pride of the Nîmes inhabitants. Several time per year the arena is holding a lot events, music concert, Roman games etc… it has been a popular tourist spot for decades; the heritage site speaks volumes of how majestic Rome must have been and stands tall as an architectural wonder. This complex is undoubtedly one of…

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