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Best things to do in Nîmes

Discover the city through the eyes of locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Point of Interest
“This is a fantastic piece of Roman history. You can buy a ticket to go inside it or just marvel at it from the outs. Throughout the year there are concerts, shows and even bullfights held in the arena.”
123 locals recommend
Garden
“I consider this my elaborate backyard garden since it's like a 2 minute walk from my house. As the French say, "Profite !"”
104 locals recommend
Historic Site
“Visit the Maison Carrée for a fantastic historical/reenactment film that describes the origins of Nimes.”
63 locals recommend
Historic Site
“This is why people come to Nimes at all, to be honest. And it's well worth the visit for this alone. It's the best preserved Roman arena in all of Europe. If you come during the Roman Games, you can go in and watch re-enactments of ancient Roman battles. The gladiators walking the streets of Nimes will leave you breathless. ;)”
36 locals recommend
Historic Site
“La Tour Magne est le plus haut point pour une belle vue sur Nîmes. C'est également un monument emblématique de la ville de Nîmes !”
44 locals recommend
Art Museum
“Musée d'art contemporain, bâtiment de Norman Foster, expositions pointues et intéressantes, bibliothèque et librairie // Contemporary Art Museum, Norman Foster building, library and bookstore.”
53 locals recommend
Farmers Market
“The local famous market Les Halles de Nimes, 1 minute from the building where you can buy exclusive regional meat, cheese, bread, vegetables, fruit, etc., opens daily from: 7 to 13.00 hrs. (see link) ”
53 locals recommend
History Museum
“Le Musée de la Romanité a vu le jour en 2018. Ce nouveau musée à l'architecture moderne est à 5mn à pied de l'appartement et retrace l'histoire romaine de Nîmes. Vous apprécierez la "Table du 2" restaurant en haut du musée avec une vue superbe sur les Arènes !”
31 locals recommend
Historic Site
“La Maison Carrée est un temple romain du Ier siècle, classé Monument Historique : incontournable ! // La Maison Carrée is a Roman temple from the first century, historical monument : a must !”
25 locals recommend
Indie Movie Theatre
“Le + son espace restauration très accessible et sa fraîcheur Le + les prix très accessible ”
35 locals recommend
Watch Shop
“ An historic must see is the Roman amphitheater In the main town centre there is another mall with smaller shops and there are numerous restuarants- dont miss the historic arena! The arena hosts Roman re enactments pop concerts and is a historic place to visit just mind blowing that it has been there for centuriesis it ”
228 locals recommend
Establishment
“Train station is about a 20 minute walk to my house or about a 7 minute bus ride. The number 4 and 9 pick up in front of the Gare and will drop you about a half a block from my building.”
22 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“Centre Commercial du centre ville, au-dessus des Halles // Shopping centre in the center of Nîmes, above the Halles”
16 locals recommend
Rental Car Location
“The local airport is a short bus ride away and offers low-cost flights to Brussels and London on Ryanair. The next nearest major airports are Montpellier and Marseille.”
12 locals recommend
Fast Food Restaurant
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“Grand marché couvert, on y trouve les meilleurs produits et spécialités locales : INCONTOURNABLE ! // Covered market in which we find the best products and local specialties : A MUST !”
27 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Pour la diversité des bières et la qualité de l'accueil. Et si l'on flache sur une bière, la boutique qui se trouve juste à côté permet de faire des stocks”
20 locals recommend