Wolfgang Staudt
Do & See

Maison Carrée

Despite its relatively small scale, this is a world-class attraction. It is the best-preserved Roman temple anywhere. Built in 19 B.C. by Roman emperor Marcus Vipsanius Agrippa, the original patron of the Pantheon in Rome.
Notre Dame and Saint Castor

Notre Dame and Saint Castor

Notre Dame And Saint Castor is a massive church building from 1096, with a delicate interior that has some of the best examples of Roman sculpture in France.
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Carré D’art

This futuristic glass, steel and concrete palace has the same proportions as Maison Carré. Only a small part of the building is visible, with five of its nine floors underground. Many good exhibitions are held here.
Pont Du Gard

Pont Du Gard

This Roman aqueduct is striking in itself. Its size is impressive, but its surroundings help to make it one of the most magnificent structures in France. Water travels through it for 31 miles before reaching Nîmes.
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Les Arènes

The Nîmes Arena was inspired by the Coliseum in Rome, built under Emperor Augustus, and is the best preserved amphitheatre of the Roman era in the world. It has seating capacity for an amazing 20,000 people over 34 tiers and is used for bull fights, pop concerts and sporting fixtures. There is also audio guided tours where you can relive the Roman gladiator games.
Uzès

Uzès

If you have your thoughts on a day trip, this is the perfect one. The medieval market town of Uzès is a treasure. Taken a round trip from Nîmes, including the Pont du Gard (just 20km away), and find yourself wander around antique shops and sit in shady squares sipping coffee. Make sure to see the old ducal castle and the Tour Fenestrelle, a local equivalent of Pisa’s Leaning Tower.
Jardins de la Fontaine

Jardins de la Fontaine

This water garden is a must visit when you are in Nîmes. These colourful gardens are located just 10 min from the town centre and is a welcoming, serein place to spend a couple of hours. Feel free to bring a picnic.
Cinema Le Semaphore

Cinema Le Semaphore

This cinema is not big but it has a large personality. It is a wonderful art theatre which plays low-budget and independent movies which are not shown on other cinemas.
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