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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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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