Nîmes’ stunning new Roman museum dazzles in a glass ‘toga’

As the French city bids for Unesco heritage status, the stylish Musée de la Romanité shows off the extensive treasures of Roman Nîmes

‘I’m Spartacus!’: gladiators galore at Nîmes’ Great Roman Games

At one of Europe’s biggest re-enactment spectaculars, this year’s show is Spartacus-themed. So, take a seat in the mighty arena alongside 12,000 spectators (togas optional)

Nimes in France

Nimes is famous for its Roman sights including the Amphitheatre and the Maison Carree. There are others too in the Jardin de la Fontaine including The Temple of Diana and the symbol of Nimes, the Tour Magne. The Amphitheatre, called Les Arenes, is the most visited sight in the city. Although there are larger RomanContinue reading “Nimes in France”

Travels through History: France

Mystery and History in France The south-eastern part of France has an abundance of historical interest. From the Roman theatres of Arles and Orange to the Cathar castles in the foothills of The Pyrenees there is much to see and remember. There are mysteries too. Why would the Roman Catholic Church create a crusade againstContinue reading “Travels through History: France”

2016 Trip – Tip 3 – France – In Nimes

When you visit Nimes make sure to look at some sights other than The Arena. If you are lucky enough to have the Michelin – Languedoc Roussillon Tarn Gorges – Guide, follow the two walk suggestions in there, especially the one that takes you to the wonderful Jardins de la Fontaine. Watch as men playContinue reading “2016 Trip – Tip 3 – France – In Nimes”