Thursdays in Nîmes (Les Jeudis de Nîmes)

Thursdays in Nîmes (Les Jeudis de Nîmes) Every Thursday evening during summer, in July and August, during the event Les Jeudis de Nîmes, the city of Nîmes delight you with music live (Flamenco, pop, jazz etc…), sellers of local products, antiques, street food and much more! These events will take place in the historic center of the city: Place de l’Hôtel de Ville, l’Esplanade, Petit Temple, Place Bellecroix, Place de la Maison Carrée,  Place des Esclafidous, Cour du Musée du Vieux-Nîmes, Place de l’Horloge…. turning into a worth browsing night…

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The Cathédrale Saint-Pierre de Montpellier

Visiting the The Cathédrale Saint-Pierre de Montpellier Located in the city of Montpellier, Hérault departement, in the province of Languedoc-Roussillon, the Cathédrale Saint-Pierre de Montpellier, is a Meridional Gothic Catholic cathedral and the seat of the Archbishops, previously Bishops, of Montpellier. This must see monument was rebuilt in the 17th century after getting important damages during the Wars of Religion between Catholics and Protestants in 16th century. The Cathédrale Saint-Pierre de Montpellier was formerly a chapel attached to the monastery of Saint-Benoît “Monastère-Collège Saint-Benoît Saint-Germain” which was founded in 1364….

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A quick guide to the Place de la Comédie, Montpellier

A quick guide to the Place de la Comédie, Montpellier   Located in the city of Montpellier, Hérault departement, in the province of Languedoc-Roussillon, 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 230 meters long over 50 meters large and it goes from…

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The Feria of Nîmes Pentecôte official Program 2016

The Feria of Nîmes Pentecôte official Program Feria de Pentecôte 2016   Here is the full official programme of the Feria of Nîmes Pentecôte (Whitsun), “Feria de Pentecôte 2016. This feria is one of the biggest events in France with six days of crazy festivities. The corridas are one of the main highlights besides the Pegoulade, bodegas, penas, equestrian performances, local food, flamenco concerts, abrivados, ancierros, markets and much more! Please keep in mind that this programme is just the official programme of the Feria with events organized and approved…

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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 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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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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