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Nîmes is one of the oldest cities in Europe. It is also the city of spring, named after the Roman God Nemausus. In recent years Nîmes has been rediscovered as a weekend destination, thanks to, in large part, its beauty, rich architectural heritage and proximity to both the Mediterranean and Provence. There are also many exciting restaurants in the city, including Aux Plaisirs des Halles by Nîmes’ large indoor food market.

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Maison Carrée

Despite its relatively small scale, this is a world-class attraction. It is the best-preserved Roman temple anywhere. Built in 19 B.C. by Roman emperor Marcus Vipsanius Agrippa, the original patron of the Pantheon in Rome.
Adresse: Place de la Maison Carrée, Nîmes

Notre Dame and Saint Castor

Notre Dame And Saint Castor is a massive church building from 1096, with a delicate interior that has some of the best examples of Roman sculpture in France.
Adresse: Rue Saint-Castor, Nîmes

Carré D’art

This futuristic glass, steel and concrete palace has the same proportions as Maison Carré. Only a small part of the building is visible, with five of its nine floors underground. Many good exhibitions are held here.
Adresse: Place de la Maison Carrée, Nîmes
Telefon: +33 4 66 76 35 70
Åpningstider: Tuesday - Sunday 10am - 6pm

Pont du Gard

This Roman aqueduct is striking in itself. Its size is impressive, but its surroundings help to make it one of the most magnificent structures in France. Water travels through it for 31 miles before reaching Nîmes.
Adresse: 400 Route du Pont du Gard, Nîmes
Telefon: +33 4 6637 5099

Les Arènes

The Nîmes Arena was inspired by the Coliseum in Rome, built under Emperor Augustus, and is the best preserved amphitheatre of the Roman era in the world. It has seating capacity for an amazing 20,000 people over 34 tiers and is used for bull fights, pop concerts and sporting fixtures. There is also audio guided tours where you can relive the Roman gladiator games.
Adresse: Boulevard des Arènes, Nîmes
Telefon: +33 4 66 21 82 56


If you have your thoughts on a day trip, this is the perfect one. The medieval market town of Uzès is a treasure. Taken a round trip from Nîmes, including the Pont du Gard (just 20km away), and find yourself wander around antique shops and sit in shady squares sipping coffee. Make sure to see the old ducal castle and the Tour Fenestrelle, a local equivalent of Pisa’s Leaning Tower.
Adresse: Uzès, Nîmes

Jardins de la Fontaine

This water garden is a must visit when you are in Nîmes. These colourful gardens are located just 10 min from the town centre and is a welcoming, serein place to spend a couple of hours. Feel free to bring a picnic.
Adresse: Quai de la Fontaine, Nîmes
Telefon: +33 4 66 76 70 01
Åpningstider: Every day 7.30am - 6.30pm

Cinema Le Semaphore

This cinema is not big but it has a large personality. It is a wonderful art theatre which plays low-budget and independent movies which are not shown on other cinemas.
Adresse: 25 rue Porte de France, Nîmes
Telefon: +33 4 66 67 83 11

Golf de Nimes Vacquerolles

This course is suitable for both beginners and experienced golfers. It offers a 9-hole pitch & putt, putting green, chipping green, two holes of training and 60 practice stations. It invites you to challenging golf time.
Adresse: 1075 Chemin du Golf, Nîmes
Telefon: +33 4 66 23 33 33
Åpningstider: Every day 7.30am - 6pm

Musee des Beaux-Arts

The Museum of Fine Arts holds beautiful sculptures, paintings from the revolutionary confiscations and architecture. Here you will also find many interesting exhibitions all year around. The lower and upper gallery shows paintings from different eras and countries.
Adresse: Rue de la Cite Foulc, Nîmes
Telefon: +33 4 66 76 71 82

Parc Panda

Parc Panda greets you with a warm welcome and is a great place for the whole family. Despite the name, they do not have pandas here but when climbing in the trees you might feel like one.
Adresse: 709 Chemin du Puech Vert, Nîmes
Telefon: +33 6 21 69 11 98
Åpningstider: Every day 10am - 7pm

Laser Game

If you would like to get your competitive spirit on and challenge your children or your parents then you should visit Laser Game. It is always tons of fun here!
Adresse: 314 Avenue Pierre Mendes France, Nîmes
Telefon: +33 4 6667 6489

Temple de Diane

This temple is built sometime during the reign of Augustus and it says that it might have been a library. The building has beautiful vaulted ceilings, big archways and passageways. It is worth a visit.
Adresse: Quai de la Fontaine, Nîmes

Green Park

Green Park is the perfect place to spend a whole day with the family. They have a water area with many fun water games, a play area and a small farm with different animals and pony riding.
Adresse: Les Pellissieres, Saint-Chaptes, Nîmes
Telefon: +33 6 2832 7247

Escattes Aventure

Escattes Aventure is an adventure park suitable from 2 years old and up. Test your ability to combine balance and concentration while you are up in the air...
Adresse: Route de Poulx, Nîmes
Telefon: +33 7 6196 3030

Le Chapon Fin

Le Chapon Fin is a popular bistro in a square by St Paul’s Church. In addition to Languedoc specialities, there are also dishes from Alsace on the menu. Guests can sip Muscat de Lunel as an aperitif before they order coq au vin or a flambéed entrecote.
Adresse: 3 Rue du Château-Fadaise, Nîmes
Telefon: +33 4 6667 3473

Aux Plaisirs des Halles

The name gives it away – this restaurant is close to the city’s large indoor food market. The food, and the interior, are good enough to compete with Parisian eateries. Guests who sit down in this 1950s style food hall, complete with shiny wood panelling and worn furniture, will be served what is possibly the best food in Nîmes.
Adresse: 4 Rue Littré, Nîmes
Telefon: +33 4 6636 0102
Åpningstider: Tuesday - Saturday 12 - 2pm, 7.30 - 10pm

Buffalo Grill de Nîmes

This is a warm and welcoming restaurant with a relaxed atmosphere. Buffalo Grill is inspired of the Wild West which is shown by the décor and on the menu. On the menu you will find barbecue ribs, cowboy steak, chicken, burgers and a lot more. There is also kids menu here. Very good value for money.
Adresse: 185 route de l'Hostellerie, Nîmes
Telefon: +33 4 6629 2848
Åpningstider: Every day 11.30am - 3pm, 6pm - 11pm


This exclusive restaurant invites you to an unforgettable experience. It is set in beautiful green gardens in Nîmes countryside, the service is impeccable and there is a reason to why they have earned a Michelin star.
Adresse: 2 Rue Xavier-Tronc, Garons
Telefon: +33 4 66 70 08 99


L'Esclafidou serves Mediterranean cuisine in a fusion with South African flavours. The food is delicious and beautiful presented. The wine is from the region and South African.
Adresse: 7 Rue Xavier Sigalon, Nîmes
Telefon: +33 4 66 21 28 49
Åpningstider: Monday - Saturday 12 - 2pm, 7.30 - 10pm

Le Nocturne

Le Nocturne welcomes you in to a creatively designed world. The cuisine is specialised in flavours from the Southwest region making it a great venue for a romantic dinner with your loved one.
Adresse: 29 Rue Benoît Malon, Nîmes
Telefon: +33 4 6667 2028
Åpningstider: Wednesday - Sunday 8pm - 1am

Halles Auberge

Halles Auberge is located in the central market in Nîmes. Make sure to mark your name at the door as there can be a queue before you get seated. The restaurant offers Mediterranean cuisine prepared in a la plancha style.
Adresse: 5 Rue des Halles, Halles Centrales, Nîmes
Telefon: +33 4 6621 9670
Åpningstider: Tuesday - Friday 10.30am - 2pm, Saturday & Sunday 10.30am - 2.30pm

Le Resto

After walking around and enjoying Nîmes, this little spot is the perfect place to rest your feet and indulge in a welcoming lunch. The menu is not extensive but the food is lovely and fresh.
Adresse: 6 Rue Saint-Thomas, Nîmes
Telefon: +33 4 6621 8012
Åpningstider: Monday - Friday 12 - 2.30pm


Skab is open every day for both lunch and dinner. It has a private room which takes up to 16 people and a lovely terrace where you can enjoy the afternoon sun. The atmosphere is warm and welcoming, and the food holds tasteful French flavours and is beautifully presented.
Adresse: 7 Rue de la Republique, Nîmes
Telefon: +33 4 6621 9430
Åpningstider: Tuesday - Saturday 12 - 1.30pm, 7.30 - 9.30pm

Wasabi Sushi Bar

Wasabi Sushi Bar is a great place to enjoy a lunch or dinner when you are in the mood for Japanese. They have a cooling terrace for warm summer days and a room in the attic which you have to booking.
Adresse: 120 Rue Paul Laurent, Nîmes
Telefon: +33 4 66 29 07 32

Carre Jazz

The atmosphere is what makes this place a real gem. Of course the great tapas is a plus but this is cool place to come with friends and relax to some jazz tunes and a nice glass of wine.
Adresse: 25 Place de la Maison Carrée, Nîmes
Telefon: +33 4 6664 8499
Åpningstider: Every day 10am - 1am

Bar du Petit Tortoni

Eating at this bistro you better reserve a table as it quickly fills up. The decor is stylish, modern and the waiters are very attentive. The menu is French and accompanied by a tasteful wine list.
Adresse: 72 Avenue Jean Jaurès, Nîmes
Telefon: +33 4 66 70 10 80
Åpningstider: Monday - Friday 7am - 7.30pm, Saturday: 8.30am - 3pm

Villa Roma

Villa Roma is a welcoming and warm Italian restaurant. The flavours and their pasta take you back to Italy and if you can, you should enjoy your meal on the terrace.
Adresse: 8 Boulevard des Arènes, Nîmes
Telefon: +33 4 66 36 14 88
Åpningstider: Every day 12pm - 2.30pm, 7pm - 10.30pm

Le Napoleon

Boulevard Victor Hugo is home to classic French boulevard café Le Napoleon, perfect for people-watching. The café also serves meals with your coffee.
Adresse: 46 Boulevard Victor Hugo, Nîmes
Telefon: +33 4 66 05 98 25
Åpningstider: Daily 9am–1am

Angela Café

Because no trip to France would be complete without having tasted some delicious authentis crêpes, make sure to check out Angela Café. Try the sweet and savoury crêpes in this beautiful setting, overlooking the park. If you still have some space in your stomach, the ice cream is also great.
Adresse: 4 Boulevard de la Libération, Nîmes
Telefon: +33 4 66 84 29 85
Åpningstider: Monday - Saturday 7am - 7pm

Le Ciel De Nîmes

The name, meaning roughly ”the sky above Nîmes”, refers to the views from the terrace. This modern café also serves meals in addition to its excellent cappuccino. Le Ciel de Nîmes is on the third floor of Nîmes Mediatek.
Adresse: 16 Place de la Maison-Carrée, Nîmes
Telefon: +33 4 66 36 71 70
Åpningstider: Tuesday - Sunday 10am - 6pm

Maison Villaret

Maison Villaret is an artisanal bakery and patisserie specialising in Nimois delicacies, macarons, bisquits, pies as well as great bread.
Adresse: 13 rue de la Madeleine, Nîmes
Telefon: +33 4 6667 4179
Åpningstider: Monday - Saturady 7am - 7.30pm, Sunday 7.30am - 7pm

Le Victor Hugo

This popular bar and club attracts both those who want to party and those who simply want to listen to a hip French house DJ. This is one of the most popular places for a night out in Nîmes.
Adresse: 36 Boulevard Victor Hugo, Nîmes
Telefon: +33 4 6621 2090

Au Bureau

Despite its name, this is a British-style pub, complete with pints of beer and a popular, and cheap, bar menu. It is folksy and fun and shows major sport events. Check out their facebook for more information about events such as karaoke nights and food specials.
Adresse: 42 Rue du Forez, Nîmes
Telefon: +33 4 66 67 27 61
Åpningstider: Every day 10am - 12am

Le Cheval Blanc

With over one hundred different wines available by the glass, Le Cheval Blanc is popular with wine connoisseurs. Others will also appreciate the art nouveau bar with its leather sofas, mahogany panels and painted lamps. Le Cheval Blanc also serves good food.
Adresse: 1 Place des Arènes, Nîmes
Telefon: +33 4 6676 1959


Being an Irish bar, O'Flaherty's really know their beer, and have tons of it. Do not worry if you get confused over what to drink, the staff is very knowledgeable and helpful.
Adresse: 21 Boulevard Amiral Courbet, Nîmes
Telefon: +33 4 66 67 22 63

Caves Quarante et Un

Caves Quarante et Un is one of the best wine shops in town. Not only do they have a large wine cellar but also delicacies such as caviar, foie gras and lovely chocolate.
Adresse: 191 che du Mas de Cheylon, Nîmes
Telefon: +33 4 66 36 20 36
Åpningstider: Monday - Saturday 9.30am - 12.30pm, 2.30pm - 7pm

Les Halles

Les Halles in Nimes is perfect for a stroll, some food or just a browse. This market hall features a variety of different stalls and has an abundance of delicacies and rare ingredients on offer, everything from fruits and vegetables to bread and cheese, meat and fish.
Adresse: 5 Rue des Halles, Nîmes
Telefon: +33 4 66 21 52 49
Åpningstider: Monday - Saturday 7am - 1pm, Sunday 7am - 1.30pm

Rue de l'Aspic

If you are looking to spend your day browsing some highstreet shops as well as unique and quirky little boutiques, head over to Rue de l'Aspic. Here you will find anything you are looking for, from clothing to accessories, gifts and jewellery.
Adresse: Rue de l'Aspic, Nîmes

Nîmes Souvenirs

At Nîmes Souvenirs you will find gifts, souvenirs and memorabilia for everyone. They also offer quirky items that are a great gift for friends and family at home. Find the perfect souvenir to remind you of your time in Nimes with its French Rome and Camarguaise tradition and Provençal culture.
Adresse: Boulevard des Arènes, Nîmes
Telefon: +33 4 66 26 20 42
Åpningstider: Monday - Saturday 11am - 6.30pm

Boutique Provencale

Many tourists buy Santons, small clay figurines in the shape of farmers, maids, priests, etc. They can be found at Boutique Provencale on place de la Maison Carré. The market is located by the football stadium Stade des Costières.
Adresse: 10 Place de la Maison Carrée, Nîmes
Åpningstider: Monday - Saturday 10am - 1pm, 2pm - 7pm

Best Time To Visit

Temperatures in NImes are generally pleasant throughout the year with a low chance of rain except for some cold weeks during the winter. Temperatures are highest during the months of June to August. In terms of tourists, the busiest months are July, August and February. If you are interested in music, plan your trip to Nimes during June and July to attend the Festival de Nimes where some of the biggest names of the music industry will feature.


France can be visited visa-free for up to 90 days by citizens of most European countries, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, Malaysia, Israel, UAE and most countries in America. If you are unsure whether or not you need to apply for a visa, we recommend contacting the embassy or consulate in your country. International (non-Schengen) travelers need a passport that is valid for at least 3 months after the end of their intended trip in order to enter the Schengen zone. Citizens of Schengen countries can travel without a passport, but must have a valid ID with them during their stay.

Airport - Nîmes-Arles-Camargue

Nîmes-Arles-Camargue is only ten minutes away from the city of Nîmes. Airport coaches, rental cars, and taxis are available at the airport. No frills airline Ryanair offers services to Nîmes-Garons airport, some 20 km south-east of the city. A shuttle bus service is available.
Adresse: Aéroport Nîmes Alès Cévennes Camargue
Telefon: +33 4 6670 4949

Public Transport

Transport en Commun Nîmois manages the transport system – trains and buses – in the city and surrounding areas. Tickets can be bought from tobacconists and from the bus driver.
Telefon: +33 970 818 638


Taxis can be hailed on the street, at the train station, on Place Aristide Briand or on Boulevard de la Libération. The city’s only taxi company is Taxi Tran.
Telefon: +33 4 66 29 40 11


Stamps can be bought at tobacconists or at one of the three post offices. A post office in the city centre is located here.
Adresse: 1 Boulevard de Bruxelles, Nîmes


Pharmacies have alternating opening hours during nights and weekends. Addresses are posted at the visitor information bureau. A pharmacy in the city centre is located here.
Adresse: 9 Boulevard de Prague, Nîmes
Telefon: +33 4 66 21 31 42


Country code: +33 Area code: (0)8


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