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Arena of Nîmes

Arena of Nîmes

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Pont du Gard, Uzès & Nîmes: Half-Day Tour with Entry Fees

1. Pont du Gard, Uzès & Nîmes: Half-Day Tour with Entry Fees

Visit of the charming medieval town of Uzès, founded during the Roman era and the site of an aqueduct that was built to supply the city of Nîmes. The Pont du Gard is the most well-known stretch of the aqueduct left standing. On this 5-hour program, you’ll see the traces of Roman civilization in Uzès as well as substantial monuments from the Middle Ages. Visit the famous 2,000-year-old Pont du Gard, a section of the Roman aqueduct that provided water to Nîmes. The highly photographed bridge was listed by UNESCO in 1985 as a World Heritage Site. You’ll discover the treasures of Nîmes, including the Coliseum that is considered to be second only to the Coliseum in Rome. Its Roman amphitheater is still in use and today has a seating capacity of 10,000.

Tour Magne: Vestige of the roman fortifications of Nîmes

2. Tour Magne: Vestige of the roman fortifications of Nîmes

Walk along the Jardins de la Fontaine and discover the Tour Magne on the heights of the city of Nîmes. Built in 400 BC, the Tour Magne is one of the last Roman remains. The monument offers a panoramic view over the city of Nîmes, allowing you to admire it and catch a glimpse of the Arena. Thanks to the free audio guide, hosted by french actor Bruno Solo, you can learn more about the history of this monument and discover the legend of François Traucat (the emblematic gardener who was looking for a treasure inside the Tour Magne). You can also participate into a prize draw to win a souvenir of your visit to Nîmes at the end of your visit. Before visiting the Tour Magne, you can also visit the Nîmes Arena and the Maison Carrée, a UNESCO World Heritage Site candidate. These two other monuments are part of Nîmes' Roman past. The ticket of the Tour Magne does not include the entrance of the Amphitheatre of Nîmes and the Maison Carrée. Minors must be accompanied by an adult. For more informations:

From Avignon: Roman Tour to Pont du Gard, Nîmes & Orange

3. From Avignon: Roman Tour to Pont du Gard, Nîmes & Orange

Visit the amphitheatre of Nîmes and imagine the gladiators inside. Take pictures in front of the Maison Carrée in Nîmes, a former temple dedicated to Augustus, and in front of the Roman Arch in Orange, built to celebrate some Roman victories. Explore the magnificent Roman theatre of Orange and its impressive scene wall. Admire the huge Pont du Gard, a former aqueduct to bring water to Nîmes. Enjoy the friendly picnic shared together on Saint-Eutrope hill in Orange. It only includes fresh products from local farmers.

From Avignon : Full Day Roman Sites and Historical Places

4. From Avignon : Full Day Roman Sites and Historical Places

Journey from Avignon to learn about the Roman time. Discover the city of Nîmes : visit the Arenes with an audio-guide. Quick glance at the Maison Carrée, best preserved temple of the ancient Roman empire. Continue to Pont du Gard, one of the largest and best preserved aqueduct of the Roman period. (The museum is not included). Free time in the charming medieval town of Uzès : the Place aux Herbes square and the Fenestrelle tower. In Orange, discover one of the best preserved theater in the Roman empire. Photo stop at the Triumphal Arch.

Nimes Historical Center 2-Hour Private Walking Tour

5. Nimes Historical Center 2-Hour Private Walking Tour

Discover the city of Nimes on a privately guided and customizable tour. See the city’s beautifully preserved architecture from the Roman era, and admire sites such as the Amphitheater that was built in the 1st century BC.  See the Arena of Nîmes, remodeled in the 19th century to serve as a bullring. Admire the construction and its excellent state of preservation that has allowed groups such as Rammstein and Metallica to perform memorable concerts in the arena.  Visit the Jardin de La Fontaine, the 17th-century park in the city center, and admire the ruined Roman Tour Magne and the Temple de Diane. Discover the Maison Carrée, the Roman temple that's so miraculously intact it looks as though it was built yesterday, and explore the exterior architecture of the Musée des Beaux-Arts de Nîmes.  Your private tour will take you wherever you wish to go, all in the company of your own personal guide who will help you uncover one of Europe’s most magnificent Roman cities.

Arena of Nîmes : The Digital Audio Guide

6. Arena of Nîmes : The Digital Audio Guide

Dive into the fascinating history of the Roman Empire as you discover the well-preserved gems of antiquity: the Nîmes Arena. Nestled in the charming south of France, these remarkable remains transport you to a bygone era where gladiators vied for glory and honor. The Nîmes Arena, unwavering witnesses of the past, invite you to an immersive experience enriched by the digital audio guide exceptionally crafted by a local scholar, Mr. Marchand. This enthusiast of Nîmes' history will guide you through the centuries, unveiling captivating anecdotes and intriguing facts that make this amphitheater so unique. Explore the nooks and crannies of these iconic monuments while listening to the vibrant narratives of Mr. Marchand. This immersive activity provides you with a fresh perspective on life in the Roman Empire, literally transporting you into the past. Do not miss this opportunity to discover the Nîmes Arena in an exceptional way. The digital audio guide ensures you a enriching and captivating experience. Immerse yourself in the historical atmosphere and embark on the adventure, while exploring the legacy of the past in the heart of the south of France. The Nîmes Arena awaits you, ready to unveil its secrets under the expert narration of Mr. Marchand. Let yourself be guided towards a unique discovery of Roman antiquity.

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Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 67 reviews

We had an excellent time, our guide took us to some incredible sites and the picnic lunch he provided was delicious. He was kind, patient and accommodating. From a practical point of view this tour meant we were able to see more sites and a greater range of sites then what we could if we'd tried to access them with public transport. I thoroughly recommend this tour!

Our guide Arnaud was quite informative and spoke excellent English which was very helpful for us. It was a beautiful day and we were awed by the amazing amphitheater & arch in Orange, the incredible Pont du Gard and the Roman vestiges in Nimes. We had been looking forward to this trip and it did not disappoint! Highly recommend Arnaud and this trip.

It was so incredible. Remi was the best guide. We were the only two on the tour and it was the best day we had in Avignon. Highly recommend, and even better if you get Remi, he was the best part!

Very nice discovery of the old town of Nîmes and its ancient heritage.

Very knowledgeable tour guide who gave us nice background information.