Self-guided Sightseeing Tour #5 in Nimes, France


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Tour Facts

Number of sights 7 sights
Distance 3.2 km
Ascend 69 m
Descend 74 m

Experience Nimes in France in a whole new way with our self-guided sightseeing tour. This site not only offers you practical information and insider tips, but also a rich variety of activities and sights you shouldn't miss. Whether you love art and culture, want to explore historical sites or simply want to experience the vibrant atmosphere of a lively city - you'll find everything you need for your personal adventure here.

Activities in NimesIndividual Sights in Nimes

Sight 1: Castellum aquae

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The castellum divisorium, or castellum aquae, is a Roman monument built in the first century in Nîmes, in the Gard region.

Wikipedia: Castellum divisorium de Nîmes (FR)

603 meters / 7 minutes

Sight 2: Carré d'Art

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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.

Wikipedia: Carré d'Art (EN)

344 meters / 4 minutes

Sight 3: Maison de Paul Rabaut

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Maison de Paul Rabaut Nom ), Meyer Christian / CC BY 3.0

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 Desert Church Paul Rabaut who owned it in the eighteenth century. In 2001, the house was listed as a historical monument.

Wikipedia: Maison de Paul Rabaut (FR)

472 meters / 6 minutes

Sight 4: Temple de Diane

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Temple de Diane

The so-called Temple of Diana is a 1st-century ancient Roman building in Nîmes, Gard, built under Augustus. It is located near the gushing spring of "La Fontaine", around which was an Augusteum, a sanctuary devoted to the cult of the emperor and his family, centred on a nymphaeum. Its basilica-like floor plan argues against it being a temple and there is no archaeological or literary evidence for its dedication to Diana.

Wikipedia: Temple of Diana (Nîmes) (EN)

336 meters / 4 minutes

Sight 5: Les Jardins de la Fontaine

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Les Jardins de la Fontaine is a public park located in Nîmes, in the Gard region. They are built around the original Nîmes spring, already venerated by the peoples before the arrival of the Romans. The source of the Fontaine 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 of the city's major ancient monuments, the Temple of Diana and the Magne Tower.

Wikipedia: Jardins de la Fontaine (FR)

280 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 6: Tour Magne

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Tour Magne Culturespaces/C.Recoura / CC BY-SA 3.0

The Magne Tower is a Gallo-Roman monument located on Mont Cavalier, in Nîmes, in the Gard region. It dominates the Jardins de la Fontaine and is the most imposing vestige of the city's very long Roman walls.

Wikipedia: Tour Magne (FR)

1165 meters / 14 minutes

Sight 7: Cimetière Protestant

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The Protestant Cemetery is a religious building in the city of Nîmes, in the Gard department and in the Languedoc-Roussillon region. The oldest collective Protestant cemetery in France, it contains nearly 6,000 graves, 2,720 of which are "active" and several notoriety in Nîmes.

Wikipedia: Cimetière protestant de Nîmes (FR)


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