Nîmes is renowned for its remarkable ancient Roman monuments such as the Arena and the amazingly preserved Roman temple, the Maison Carrée. The palpable presence of its ancient past has earned the city the moniker "the French Rome".
The Arena of Nîmes,
Built at the end of the 1st century AD, the Arena of Nîmes may not be the largest amphitheatre in the Roman world, but it is uncontestably the best preserved. In Roman times, it was used to stage gladiator fights. Today, the amphitheatre provides a spectacular setting for performances ranging from concerts, operas, sports events, bullfights and Camargue bull racing.
The Maison Carrée,
This breathtaking Roman temple is among the best preserved in the world. The temple was built at the beginning of the 1st century AD in honour of the adopted grandsons of Emperor Augustus, Gaius and Lucius Caesar. Over the centuries, the temple later served as a meeting hall for consuls, a church and a museum of ancient art. Some of the hotel’s rooms overlook this beautiful example of classical architecture.
Les Jardins de la Fontaine,
This lovely green space was one of the first public parks in Europe. It was created in the 18th century on the ancient Roman site situated around a spring and includes Roman constructions such as the Tour Magne, a hilltop tower, and the Temple of Diana. Only 200 metres from the hotel, the park is an ideal place for a stroll and a favourite spot for local residents.