A two-day break:
Nîmes is perfect for exploring on foot, and a two-day break is enough time to take in the Roman ruins and discover the city’s museums. The roman Amphitheatre is one of the best preserved in the world and was built to seat close to 25,000 spectators to watch gladiators in combat. Today, it plays host to bullfights. La Maison Carrée, a Roman temple, is another must-see attraction, as is the Tour Magne that dominates the beautiful Jardins de la Fontaine gardens. Nimes has several museums, including Musée des Beaux-arts, the fine arts museum, and Musée du vieux Nîmes, which provides a look at life in the city since the Middle Ages.
A week-long stay:
Nîmes is also home to a contemporary art museum and an archaeological museum, as well as the Saint Castor cathedral. If you are keen to see more Roman architecture, try and visit the magnificent Pont de Gard aqueduct, which is a Unesco world heritage site and located 25km from Nîmes.
A family holiday:
Visit the Camargue and its iconic pink flamingos. The children will love seeing these animals live.