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Explore interesting sights in Nimes, France. Click on a marker on the map to view details about it. Underneath is an overview of the sights with images. A total of 16 sights are available in Nimes, France.Sightseeing Tours in Nimes
1. Arena of Nimes
The Arena of Nîmes is a Roman amphitheatre in Nîmes, southern France. Built around 100 CE, shortly after the Colosseum of Rome, it is one of the best-preserved Roman amphitheatres in the world. It is 133 metres (436 ft) long and 101 metres (331 ft) wide, with an arena measuring 68 by 38 metres. The outer facade is 21 metres (69 ft) high with two storeys 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, as well as a gladiator fighting arena.
2. 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 tall spire, towering 71 metres above the Esplanade Charles-de-Gaulle. It is crowned by an impressive 8-metre wrought iron cross, 5 metres of which are embedded in the spire itself. It has a particularly slender nave rising to more than 20 metres.
3. Les Jardins de la Fontaine
The Jardins de la Fontaine are a public park located in Nîmes, in the Gard. They are developed around the original Nîmes source, already revered 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. The architectural organization of the gardens also highlights two major ancient monuments of the city, the Diane temple and the Magne tower.
4. Chapelle des Jésuites
The Archaeological Museum of Nîmes is a museum in the city of Nîmes, in the Gard department in the Occitanie region. The main periods represented are the Iron Age as well as the Roman and medieval eras. Its collections were transferred to the Musée de la Romanité, opposite the Roman arena, which opened in 2018.
5. Hôtel de Brueys
The Hôtel de Brueys, also known as the Hôtel André or Hôtel d'Aubais, and more rarely the 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 historical monument in 1964, it has been fully listed since 2012.
6. Maison de Paul Rabaut
Paul Rabaut's house is a building located in Nîmes — in the Gard department and the Languedoc-Roussillon region — which owes its name to the pastor of the Church of the Desert Paul Rabaut who owned it in the eighteenth century. In 2001, the house was listed as a historical monument.
7. Chambre de Commerce et d'Industrie
The Hôtel-Dieu de Nîmes is a former hospital in the city of Nîmes, in the Gard department in the Languedoc-Roussillon region. The building has housed the premises of the Nîmes Chamber of Commerce and Industry since 1936 and has been listed as a historical monument since 2000.
8. Fontaine Pradier
The Pradier Fountain is a monumental marble fountain inaugurated on the esplanade of Nîmes on June 1, 1851. Its creators are the architect Charles Questel and the sculptor James Pradier and it is listed as a historical monument by decree of 16 November 1988.
9. 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 collective cemetery in France, it contains nearly 6,000 tombs, including 2,720 "active" and several Nîmes notories.
10. Église Saint-Cézaire
The Church of Saint-Césaire in 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.
11. 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 stair ramp in its inner courtyard has been listed as a historic monument since 1964.
12. Hôtel Novi de Caveirac ou Chouleur
The Novi Hotel in Caveirac, also called Hotel Chouleur, is a civilian building in the city of Nîmes, in the department of Gard and the region Languedoc-Roussillon. It has been classified as a historic monument since 2004.
13. Hôtel Colomb de Daunant
The Foulc Hotel, also called Hotel Columbus de Daunant, is a civil building in the city of Nîmes, in the department of Gard and the region Languedoc-Roussillon. It has been listed as a historic monument since 1995.
14. Hôtel Meynier de Salinelles
The Boudon Hotel, also called Meynier de Salinelles Hotel, is a civil building in the city of Nîmes, in the Gard department and the Languedoc-Roussillon region. It has been registered historic monument since 2004.
15. Grand Temple des Dominicains
The large temple of Nîmes is a place of worship of the United Protestant Church of France located in Nîmes, in the department of Gard in Occitania. It has been registered in historic monuments since 1964.
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 in the Occitanie region. It has been listed as a historical monument since 2002.
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