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  • Address: Nimes, France
Although Nimes is in the Languedoc Region, its close proximity to Provence's Avignon make it a natural day trip destination – particularly if you're following the trail of Roman history that is so prevalent in the South of France. And what a history it has!

It's a history that stretches back to pre-Roman times, with various evidence of Bronze Age settlements. But with the Romans came more permanent colonization; soldiers were often given tracts of land in the area as payment for battles. The original Roman gates are still there, as is the Colosseum-style arena. Check the city's entertainment schedule before visiting, and catch a concert inside – something you can't do in Rome!

Throughout the city are various ruins that have been preserved as best as possible, but the jewel of Nimes is without a doubt the temple Maison Carrée. Built just before the turn of the millennium, its near-perfect condition makes it one of the finest examples of Roman architecture found anywhere in the world. Thomas Jefferson was so taken with it, in fact, that he has the statehouse in Virginia built in its likeness!

Today Nimes is a fairly large and bustling city, with great restaurants and gorgeous parks and other public green spaces. It's only about 45 minutes from Avignon, and on the way you can stop at the UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Pont du Gard, to soak in even more Roman architecture and history!

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Roman Sites in Provence Half-Day Tour from Avignon Including Pont du Gard, Uzès and ... 
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Roman Sites in Provence Half-Day Tour from Avignon Including Pont du Gard, Uzès and Nîmes

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 32 Reviews

Explore the Roman sites in Provence of your half-day tour and learn about the importance of the region in the Roman era. Head to the towns of Uzès and ...  Read more

Location: Avignon, France
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $85.70
Nîmes Segway Tour, Nîmes, Day Trips
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

Nîmes Segway Tour

Roll through the charming sights of this south of France city on a fun Segway tour of Nîmes. On your choice of a 1, 1:30 or a 2-hour tour ride an ...  Read more

Location: Nimes, France
Duration: Flexible

From USD $34.28
Private Provence Tour: In the Footsteps of the Romans, Avignon, Segway Tours
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Private Provence Tour: In the Footsteps of the Romans

2 star rating: It was OK, but could have been better 18 Reviews

Discover the fascinating Roman remains of Provence! On this private tour from Avignon, learn about the time when southern France was a part of the Roman Empire ...  Read more

Location: Avignon, France
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $42.85
Roman Sites Small-Group Day Trip from Avignon, Including Nîmes and Uzès, Avignon, Private ... 
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 3

Roman Sites Small-Group Day Trip from Avignon, Including Nîmes and Uzès

4.5 star rating: Recommended 375 Reviews

Step back in time and discover thousands of years of civilization and heritage on this 5.5-hour Roman sites day trip from Avignon. Follow your guide through ...  Read more

Location: Avignon, France
Duration: 5 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $79.98
Provence Wine and Heritage Tour from Avignon: Les Baux de Provence, Nimes and Uzès, Avignon, ... 
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Provence Wine and Heritage Tour from Avignon: Les Baux de Provence, Nimes and Uzès

4.5 star rating: Recommended 64 Reviews

Combine Provencal wine and olive oil with Roman and medieval heritage on this full-day trip from Avignon! Visit the pretty village of Les Baux de Provence, ...  Read more

Location: Avignon, France
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $125.69
Guided Tour of Nimes, The Crocodile Roman City, Nîmes, Day Trips
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 5

Guided Tour of Nimes, The Crocodile Roman City

Nîmes is a very famous city of the Southern France. It is considered as a city where the Roman architecture is the best preserved in France. During the ...  Read more

Location: Nimes, France
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $11.43

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