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Welcome to Languedoc's Roman city. Nimes boasts an intact 4th century BC Roman temple and a preserved Roman Amphitheatre in its center. Walk the streets and see the sights that were used as settings for the movie "Gladiator", during our stroll across the charm oozing center. Nimes is also the birthplace of denim, meaning “from Nîmes”. It was exported to the US during the early 19th century for the production of ship sails, tarps and workman's trousers. Then Levi Strauss, a Bavarian immigrant, used it in 1870 to make trousers for the new frontier of the Wild West. Made in Genoa, where also the name “jeans” come from, with “de Nimes” cloth. Next time you put on your jeans, you will remember Nimes, and the city tour that took you for a walk through a charming little French town drenched in history. You will learn about: About the Roman history of the city The filming of Gladiator The French monarchy Bull fighting in France The importance of water in Nimes The crocodiles and Nimes
Taking safety measures
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Discover this city full of beautiful preserved architecture of the Roman era and admire sites such as the Amphitheater, which was built in the 1st-Century BC and remodeled in the 19th-Century to serve as a bullring. Witness its curious construction and its excellent state of preservation that allowed groups like Rammstein and Metallica to perform memorable concerts in the arena in recent years. Visit the Jardin des Fontaines (Garden of Fountain) in the city center and admire the ruined Roman Tour Magne and the Temple de Diane. Discover the Maison Carrée, the Roman Empire temple that's so miraculously intact, it looks like it was built yesterday ! Explore the exterior architecture of the Musée de Beaux Arts. The tour will take you wherever you wish in the company of your own personal guide, who will help you uncover one of Europe’s most magnificent Roman cities.
See the sights of Nimes with a private guide, just for your personal group. Offering a more flexible way to see the sights, the tour showcases the city’s Roman relics with commentary that’s tailored to your interests. You’ll see the Arena of Nimes and La Maison Carrée, along with the medieval streets of the city center where restaurants and enticing boutiques wait to be discovered.
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