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Nimes Travel Guide

Monuments of Nimes

  • The Arenas (Amphitheatre) of Nimes:

    Built by the Roman Empire in 70 AC, and rebuilt in 1863 in order to become a bullring, this beautiful building is currently used for different local events as well as two important bullfight events per year.

    The Arenas of Nimes gather an amazing and old history, they served Romans as an amphitheatre and later, under the dominance of the Visigoths it was fortified only to be used, later, as a palace by the viscounts of Nimes.

    Opening and closing hours vary depending on the time of the year, though the opening hours fluctuate between 9am and 10am. It is possible to drop off near the Monument and rates also vary depending on whether you are and adult, student, child, coming on your own or as part of a group.

    For reservations contact the Arenas at their:
    Phone number: or
    Online at:

  • The Maison Carrée

    The Maison Carrée, also known as “The Square House”, is a beautiful masterpiece of arts and architecture. It is considered one of the Roman buildings in the best condition nowadays and it was built in 16 B.C. It was dedicated to Catholicism later on. This building had many functions during the French Revolution.

    The Maison Carrée is open for tourists at 10am and closing time varies depending on the time of the year. Rates also vary depending on the number of people and age. For reservations contact reception at

  • The Magne Tower

    Located in Mount Cavalier, the Magne Tower will take you to the highest point in the entire city. It is the only tower still standing from Augustus time and it played a vital role through Nimes history.

    It is open between 9am and 9:30am depending on the season and costs depend on different things (age, group).

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