ADD TO LISTThis ancient roman city with Spanish influence is 100 km north west of Marseille. kepts from roman times beautiful antique monuments such as “les Arènes” and la “Maison carrée”, a pure well preserved roman temple 2000 years old. It also shows modern influences with “Carré d’art” a contemporary art centre designed by N Foster with masterpieces by contemporary artists such as Cesar, Schnabel, Barcello. Its“Jardins de la fontaine”were build in the 18th century on ancient roman ruins.
Spanish influences are revived during “féria” in May and September when all free spaces in Nîmes are occupied by street bull races, bull fights (corridas), street dancers (flaminco), musicians, eateries (bodegas), and vendors…all perpetuating Spanish traditions.
Last edited Oct 26, 09 6:28 PM. Contributors: Monique M.
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Ville romaine a visité et la spécialité culinaire et la brandade de morue. Roman city visited and the culinary specialty and the cod brandade.
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Famous for its roman remains. You cna buy a combined ticket which allows you to visit the amphitheatre (the gladiator exhibitors are great for kids), the maison carree (a well preserved temple with a 3D film show, again, good for kids) and the watch tower. It's also a vey pleasent place to wander round the old town. Beware, traffic and parking is tricky, best to use pne of the underground carparks, they are reasonable.
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