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Sightseeing Attractions of Nimes (Private Tour)

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Key Highlights

  • The Amphitheatre is also called a smaller copy of the Coliseum of Rome
  • Appreciate the superb construction of the ancient Roman Pont du Gard
  • Activity Schedule
    When does it run?

    Daily except Sunday

    Duration

    4 hours or 8 hours

    Start time

    Start Time: Full Day Tour: 0900h (09:00am)
    Half Day Tour: 0900h (09:00am) and 1400h (02:00pm)
    Duration: Full Day Tour: 8 hours
    Half Day Tour: 4 hours

    Meeting Point

    Your hotel in Nimes.
    (We would require your hotel details in order to arrange your pick up. If you do not have this information at the time of booking, please contact the local activity operator at least 48 hours prior to the start of the tour with these details)

    Ending Point

    Your hotel in Nimes

  • Overview & Itinerary

    Overview

    A city tour of Nimes is a great way to get a glimpse into its Roman lineage, explore its pretty gardens and UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Tour the elliptical Roman Amphitheatre regarded as the best-preserved Roman arena in France. Built in the 1st century BC, it was constructed for entertainments such as animal and gladiator combats. Fabricated out of stone without mortar, it is still used for cultural, musical, bullfights and sporting events.

    Marvel at the ingenious construction of Pont du Gard, an ancient Roman aqueduct. Add to it a trip to Maison Carree, one of the best preserved Roman temples anywhere and a refreshing stroll in the lush environs of Jardins de la Fontaine.

    Long boulevards and quaint narrow streets, cozy squares and fountains, are typical of Nimes. A tour of its churches and the famous Amphitheatre, popular as a smaller copy of the ‘Coliseum of Rome’, should be high on your priority!

    Itinerary

    You will be picked up in an air-conditioned minivan from your hotel in Nimes and taken on a sightseeing tour of the city. A bilingual guide speaking English and French will accompany you on this tour.

    This is a private tour which means you can design your own perfect itinerary. Your guide will be able to advise you on the best tour for your party.

    You may choose to visit the Roman Amphitheatre from the 1st or 2nd century AD. It was once filled with medieval housing when its walls served as ramparts, but they were cleared under Napoleon. It is still today used as a bullfighting and concert arena.

    Perhaps proceed to the Maison Carree (Square House), a small Roman temple dedicated to the sons of Agrippa, built in 19th century.

    Continue to the 18th century Jardines de la Fontaine (Garden of the Fountain) which is spread in the area of former fortified ramparts. As you explore the garden, you will come across life-size baroque statues and a variety of flora.

    Head to the Pont de Gard, a beautiful 2000 year-old Roman aqueduct that until recently supplied over 40 million gallons of water daily to the city of Nimes. Surprisingly, this gigantic stone structure has no mortar – the stones are made to fit together in a rather seamless fashion and using the arches the weight supports itself. The monument is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

    You could visit the nearby Mont Cavalier crowned by the Great Tower (a ruined tower). You could also visit the cathedral dedicated to Saint Castor of Apt, a native of the city. The cathedral, spread on the site of the temple of Augustus, is partly Romanesque and partly gothic in style.

    After exploring all the attractions of historical Nimes, you will be dropped back to your hotel.

  • Inclusions & Exclusions

    Inclusions

    • Hotel pick up and drop off
    • Transportation in air-conditioned minivan
    • Bilingual guide speaking English and French

    Exclusions

    • Entrance fee to archaeological sites
    • Lunch
  • Please note & Additional info

    Please note

    Please call the local activity operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour for reconfirming departure details

    Additional info

    The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have.