17 Sights in Nimes, France (with Map and Images)
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1. Les Jardins de la FontaineBook Ticket*
Les Jardins de la Fontaine is a public park in Nîmes, Gard. They are elaborated around the original Nîmes spring, already venerated by the peoples prior to the arrival of the Romans. The source of the Fountain is also at the origin of the creation of the agglomeration several centuries before the Gallo-Roman period. Their architectural organization also highlights two major ancient monuments of the city, the Temple of Diana and the Magne Tower.
2. Arena of Nimes
The Arena of Nîmes is a Roman amphitheatre, situated in the French city of Nîmes. Built around 70 CE, shortly after the Colosseum of Rome, it is one of the best-preserved Roman amphitheatres in the world. It is 133 meters long and 101 meters wide, with an arena measuring 68 meters by 38 meters. The outer facade is 21 meters high with two stories of 60 arcades. It is among the 20 largest Roman amphitheatres of the 400 in existence. In Roman times, the building could hold 24,000 spectators, who were spread over 34 tiers of terraces divided into four self-contained zones or maeniana. The arena served as a public event theatre built by the Romans as well as a gladiator fighting arena.
3. Carré d'Art
The Carré d'art at Nîmes in southern France houses a museum of contemporary art and the city's municipal library. Constructed of glass, concrete and steel, it faces the Maison carrée, a perfectly preserved Roman temple that dates from the very beginning of the 1st century AD. In 1984, twelve architects, including Frank Gehry, Jean Nouvel and César Pelli, were invited to submit proposals for the museum. A design by the British architect Norman Foster was selected, and the building was opened in May 1993.
4. Église Sainte-Perpétue et Sainte-Félicité
The Church of Sainte-Perpétue et Sainte-Félicité de Nîmes is an eclectic style church, typical of the Second Empire, located in Nîmes, in the Gard department and the Languedoc-Roussillon region. The bell tower on the façade has a high spire, dominating the Esplanade Charles-de-Gaulle by 71 meters. It is crowned with an impressive wrought iron cross of 8 meters of which 5 meters are embedded in the spire itself. It has a particularly slender nave rising to more than 20 meters.
Wikipedia: Église Sainte-Perpétue et Sainte-Félicité de Nîmes (FR)
5. Hôtel de Brueys
The Hôtel de Brueys, also called Hôtel André or Hôtel d'Aubais, and more rarely Hôtel de Fabrique, is a civil building in the city of Nîmes, in the Gard department and the Languedoc-Roussillon region. Partially listed as a historic monument in 1964, it has been the subject of a total registration since 2012.
6. Chapelle des Jésuites
The Musée archéologique de Nîmes is a museum in the Gard department in the Occitanie region of southern France. The main periods represented are the Iron Age as well as the Roman and medieval eras. Its collections are transferred to the Museum of Romanity, opposite the Roman Arena, which opens in 2018.
7. Cimetière Protestant
The Protestant Cemetery is a religious building in the city of Nîmes, in the Gard department and the Languedoc-Roussillon region. The oldest Protestant collective cemetery in France, it contains nearly 6,000 graves, including 2,720 "active" and several Nîmes notoriety.
8. Fontaine Pradier
La Fontaine Pradier is a monumental marble fountain inaugurated on the Esplanade de Nîmes, on June 1, 1851. Its creators are the architect Charles Questel and the sculptor James Pradier and it is registered as historic monuments by decree of November 16, 1988 .
9. Chambre de Commerce et d'Industrie
The Hôtel-Dieu de Nîmes is a former hospital in the Gard department in the Languedoc-Roussillon region of France. The building has housed the premises of the CCI of Nîmes since 1936 and has been listed as a historic monument since 2000.
10. Hôtel de Possac
The Hotel de Possac is a civil building in the city of Nîmes, in the Gard department and the Languedoc-Roussillon region. The wrought iron staircase ramp in its interior courtyard has been inscribed as a historic monument since 1964.
11. Église Saint-Cézaire
The Church of Saint-Césaire de Saint-Césaire-lès-Nîmes is a Romanesque church located in Saint-Césaire-lès-Nîmes, a small village attached to the commune of Nîmes in the French department of Gard and the Occitanie region.
Wikipedia: Église Saint-Césaire de Saint-Césaire-lès-Nîmes (FR)
12. Carrière romaine de Barutel
The Roman quarry of Barutel is located on the road from Alès to Nîmes, in the Gard department and the Languedoc-Roussillon region. From the Gallo-Roman period, this quarry has been listed as a historical monument since 1991.
13. Hôtel Meynier de Salinelles
The Hôtel Boudon, also known as Hôtel Meynier de Salinelles, is a civil building in the city of Nîmes, in the Gard department and in the Languedoc-Roussillon region. It has been listed as a historical monument since 2004.
14. Hôtel Novi de Caveirac ou Chouleur
The Novi Hotel in Caveirac, also called Hotel Chouleur, is a civil building in the city of Nîmes, in the Gard department and the Languedoc-Roussillon region. It has been classified as a historic monument since 2004.
15. Hôtel Colomb de Daunant
The Hôtel Foulc, also known as Hôtel Colomb de Daunant, is a civil building in the city of Nîmes, in the Gard department and the Languedoc-Roussillon region. It has been listed as a historical monument since 1995.
16. Église Notre-Dame du Suffrage et Saint-Dominique
The Church of Notre-Dame-du-Suffrage-et-Saint-Dominique is a religious building in the city of Nîmes, in the Gard department and the Occitanie region. It has been listed as a historical monument since 2002.
Wikipedia: Église Notre-Dame-du-Suffrage-et-Saint-Dominique (FR)
17. Grand Temple des Dominicains
The Grand Temple de Nîmes is a place of worship of the United Protestant Church of France located in Nîmes, in the Gard department of Occitanie. It has been listed as a historical monument since 1964.
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