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Nimes Travel Guide

The city of Nimes

This French location dates from 4000 B.C. when the first inhabitants settle down and has a number of different beautiful highlights. Roman influence is very strong and visible in the architecture since the city was initially located on Via Domitia: The first Roman road built in Gaul, it linked Hispania to Italy and it was constructed in 118 BC.

Most buildings are very well preserved and the city history is deep in meaning. The first inhabitants of this region were cultivator and later, during the Bronze Age population started growing significantly. Around 28 B.C. Nimes became a Roman colony, becoming the capital city of the Narbonne province.

Some of the highlights of the city are the Temple of Diane, a beautiful construction apparently used as Roman baths in the beginning and then used as a church. The Arena of Nimes is another interesting tour destination since this amphitheater has served different purposes through centuries.

This city has a population of over 146 000 people, it is considered to be the hottest city in France and has over 2000 years of history and culture. Textiles are very popular here too.

Here you will find all the necessary information on what the attractions, best time of the year and places to stay are, plus much, much more.

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