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Best things to do in Nîmes

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Point of Interest
“This is a fantastic piece of Roman history. You can buy a ticket to go inside it or just marvel at it from the outs. Throughout the year there are concerts, shows and even bullfights held in the arena.”
119 locals recommend
Garden
“This is a magnificent garden, which was part of the original Nîmes, as it houses natural springs. Now, it is a lovely spot for a stroll or a jog and if you continue to climb up the hill, you will find the Tour de Magne which was part of the ancient city walls and defence, and now gives a fantastic view of the city and its surrounds. ”
99 locals recommend
Historic Site
“Visit the Maison Carrée for a fantastic historical/reenactment film that describes the origins of Nimes.”
59 locals recommend
Historic Site
“This is why people come to Nimes at all, to be honest. And it's well worth the visit for this alone. It's the best preserved Roman arena in all of Europe. If you come during the Roman Games, you can go in and watch re-enactments of ancient Roman battles. The gladiators walking the streets of Nimes will leave you breathless. ;)”
34 locals recommend
Historic Site
“La Tour Magne est le plus haut point pour une belle vue sur Nîmes. C'est également un monument emblématique de la ville de Nîmes !”
42 locals recommend
Art Museum
“Musée d'art contemporain, bâtiment de Norman Foster, expositions pointues et intéressantes, bibliothèque et librairie // Contemporary Art Museum, Norman Foster building, library and bookstore.”
50 locals recommend
History Museum
“12min à pied de mon AirBnB. C'est mon musée favori ! il a ouvert ses portes en juin 2018, c'est le point d'accès incontournable qui permet de comprendre la ville de Nîmes et l'influence de la Romanité sur tout le territoire. Le bâtiment, tout en transparences, construit par Elizabeth de Portzamparc fait face aux arènes et présente 5000 oeuvres exceptionnelles, 25 siècles d'Histoire et 65 dispositifs multimédias, pour une immersion complète dans l'Antiquité pour 8€ ! Loin de se limiter à l’apogée de Nîmes sous l’Empire romain, le musée raconte aussi la ville gauloise du temps des Volques arécomiques, les premiers habitants connus et la ville chrétienne d’après, jusqu’au Moyen-Age. La superbe mosaïque de Penthée vaut le détour. Vous pouvez aussi gratuitement faire la visite du jardin archéologique à l'arrière, le long du rempart augustéen et monter, gratuitement aussi, voir la vue incroyable depuis le rooftop sur toute la ville ! A ne pas rater”
30 locals recommend
Farmers Market
“The local famous market Les Halles de Nimes, 1 minute from the building where you can buy exclusive regional meat, cheese, bread, vegetables, fruit, etc., opens daily from: 7 to 13.00 hrs. (see link) ”
50 locals recommend
Watch Shop
“ An historic must see is the Roman amphitheater In the main town centre there is another mall with smaller shops and there are numerous restuarants- dont miss the historic arena! The arena hosts Roman re enactments pop concerts and is a historic place to visit just mind blowing that it has been there for centuriesis it ”
223 locals recommend
Historic Site
“La Maison Carrée est un temple romain du Ier siècle, classé Monument Historique : incontournable ! // La Maison Carrée is a Roman temple from the first century, historical monument : a must !”
23 locals recommend
Indie Movie Theater
“Le + son espace restauration très accessible et sa fraîcheur Le + les prix très accessible ”
34 locals recommend
Establishment
“The station is just 15min away, with regular frequent trains to Montpellier (25 minutes), Avignon (30mins), and by high-speed TGV Paris is only 3h direct.”
17 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“Centre Commercial du centre ville, au-dessus des Halles // Shopping centre in the center of Nîmes, above the Halles”
15 locals recommend
Rental Car Location
“The local airport is a short bus ride away and offers low-cost flights to Brussels and London on Ryanair. The next nearest major airports are Montpellier and Marseille.”
8 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Pour la diversité des bières et la qualité de l'accueil. Et si l'on flache sur une bière, la boutique qui se trouve juste à côté permet de faire des stocks”
20 locals recommend
Fast Food Restaurant
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“Grand marché couvert, on y trouve les meilleurs produits et spécialités locales : INCONTOURNABLE ! // Covered market in which we find the best products and local specialties : A MUST !”
24 locals recommend