Nîmes (unclassified Sites)

At 27 kilometers from the Pont du Gard, Nîmes also features monuments from Roman antiquity (although not World Heritage sites) that are worth the detour.

Tourist Office

Tourist Office of Nîmes
6 Rue Auguste, 30000 Nîmes
Website - tel : 04 66 58 38 00.
Open daily.
October through March: Monday to Friday : 9 a.m to 6:30 p.m., Saturday: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; April through June and September : Monday to Saturday : 9 a.m to 7 p.m, Sunday: 10 a.m to 6 p.m ; July and August, Monday to Saturday : 9 a.m to 7:30 p.m, Sunday : 10 a.m to 6 p.m.
Accommodation available for visitors with disabilities.

Amphithéâtre

Amphithéâtre de Nîmes
Website  - tel : 04 66 21 82 56.
Full price / reduced price: €10 / €8. Free for children under 7 years old. With audio guide.
Open daily.
January, February, November and December: 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. ;
March and October: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. ;
April, May and September: 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. ;
June: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. ;
July and August: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.

The Nîmes amphitheater is the best preserved of the Roman world. Although modest in size, it remains elegant and harmonious. Built at the end of the 1st century AD, this amphitheater hosted, among other entertainment, wild animal and gladiator fights. The amphitheater could hold over 23,000 spectators, who were divided according to their social rank along the 34 levels of stands.

Maison Carrée

Maison Carrée

Website - tel : 04 66 21 82 56.
Full price / reduced price: €6 / €5. Free for children under 7 years old.
Open daily.
November through February: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. / 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. ;
March and October: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (closed between 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. in October).
April, May and September: 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. ;
June:  10 a.m. to 7 p.m. ;
July and August: 9:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.

The Maison Carrée, inspired by the Temple of Apollo in Rome, attracts visitors with the harmony of its proportions. Built around the year 5 AD in honor of Gaius Caesar and Lucius Caesar, adopted son and grandson of Emperor Augustus, it was part of the forum, economic and administrative heart of the ancient city. It is the only completely preserved temple of the ancient world.

Tour Magne

Tour Magne

Website - tel : 04 66 21 82 56.
Full price / reduced price: €3.50 / €3. Free for children under 7 years old.
Open daily.
January, February, November and December: 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. / 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. ;
March and October: 9:30 a.m. to 13 p.m. / 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. ;
April, May and September: 9:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. (closed in September between 1 p.m. and 2 p.m.).
June: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. ;
July and August: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.

The Magne Tower was built in the 1st century BC. Octagonal in shape, it was the highest and most prestigious tower of the wall surrounding Nîmes. Visible from afar, it signaled the presence of the city, as well as the Sanctuaire Impérial de la Source, located at the foot of the hill. The Imperial Sanctuary of the Source was probably the first place of worship for the area’s earliest inhabitants. The view of Nîmes is remarkable from the top of the tower.

Good deals

Pass Romain (the Arènes de Nimes, the Maison Carrée and the Tour Magne + Roman Theater of Orange. Full price / reduced price: €18.50 / €14 / Free for children under 7 years old

Pass Nîmes romaine (the Arènes, the Maison Carrée and the Tour Magne). Full price / reduced price: €12 / €10. Free for children under 7 years old.

Family offer: free entry for the 2nd child between 7 and 17 years old (with 2 paying adults and 1 child). The family offer is valid only for the Pass Nîmes romaine and combined tickets. Free for children under 7 years old.

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