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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La Tour Magne

La Tour Magne   Located in the city of Nîmes, at the top of the boulevard Jean Jaurès, in the Garden “Le Jardin de la Fontaine”, the Tour Magne are something you must see. To access this monument you will need to get along a pleasant walk to the top of the hill of le Jardin de la Fontaine. There you will reach this stunning Roman watchtower named la Tour Magne. Please notice that along the way you can see several panels that show you the direction of the Tour…

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Le Temple de Diane

Le Temple de Diane Located in the city of Nîmes, at the top of the boulevard Jean Jaurès, in the Garden “Le Jardin de la Fontaine”, the enigmatic and romantic ruins of the Temple of Diane are something you must see. To access this monument you will have to go to the West side of the garden, just nearby the West gate. Dated from the very early Roman era, the exact purpose of this temple and the exact date when it was build up remain quite unknown, especially because there…

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History of Montpellier

History of Montpellier at a glance   In the south of France, on the Mediterranean coast, lies the capital of the Hérault department as well as the Languedoc-Roussillon region and France’s 8th largest city, Montpellier, (Occitan: Montpelhièr [mum.peˈʎɛ]; French pronunciation: [mɔ̃.pə.lje]). Over the past 25 years, Montpellier has been the fastest growing city in France with about a third of its population being students from the 3 universities and from the 3 higher education institutions outside the city’s university framework. On the Mediterranean coast of Southern France, it is the…

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Montpellier events calendar 2016

Montpellier events calendar 2016   March 2016 Sunday 20th March 2016 Montpellier Marathon 6th edition Take your running shoes and welcome to this 6th edition Marathon organized by the city of Montpellier will be a circuit of 41,195 km going through the city’s historic center as well as some surrounding districts. Other annex activities (rollerblade, trampoline…) will be there thanks to the Montpellier Athlétisme Méditerranée and several sponsors, under a Marathon Village location on the Place de la Comédie Official website here: http://www.marathonmontpelliermetropole.com Friday 18th From 1pm to 9pm opening…

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Top Sightseeing in Montpellier

Top sightseeing in Montpellier Monuments and buildings – The Place de la Comédie, with the Opera Comédie built in 1888. This crowded and majestic square is definitely one of the most well-know site of Montpellier. The Place de la Comédie is a buzzing and outstanding city square that inevitably attract locals and tourists. Its location is right in the middle of the city in the quarter of l’Écusson, which was the former Medieval city. The Place de la Comédie is one of the main highlight in Montpellier, it measures some…

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La Maison Carrée , Nîmes

La Maison Carrée, Nîmes   The Maison Carrée is a splendid work of Roman architecture, and religion. It is one of these monuments that you must see if you are a fan of Roman History or if you just love visiting stunning Antique monuments. The Maison Carrée, is one of the most famous Roman temples ever to have been built and is located in Nîmes, Gard Departement, Languedoc Roussilon Region in France. The temple is in a remarkably good condition (Mint condition should I say), and the authorities from Nîmes…

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Nîmes Events Calendar

Nîmes Events Calendar Here you can find the calendar of the events in Nîmes by year, from the most recent to the oldest.     Nîmes events Calendar 2017 February 2017 Sunday February the 19th 2017 Nîmes Urban Trail 2017 (2nd Edition) Downtown and Garrigues This year The Nîmes Urban Trail feature 3 trails: 27km Limit: 1 000 participants 18KM Limit: 1 500 participants 10KM Limit: 2000 participants About The Nîmes Urban Trail: http://nimesurbantrail.com   Nîmes events Calendar 2016 February 2016 Sunday February the 21st 2016   Nîmes Urban Trail…

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Arènes de Nîmes (The Arena of Nimes).

Arènes de Nîmes (The Arena of Nimes)   The Arena of Nimes, “Les Arènes de Nîmes” in French, can be seen as one of the best evidence of Rome’s advanced engineering. The Amphitheatre’s construction and complex architecture is a true marvel of ancient engineering perfection. This arena is located in the French city of Nîmes, Languedoc-Rousillon region, Gard Department and was built somewhere around 70 AD. It is the pride of the inhabitants of Nîmes and a monument that any fan of Roman History must see. Location The monument was…

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