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Nimes: Roman Sites and Historical Places Guided Tour

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Nimes: Roman Sites and Historical Places Guided Tour

From US$ 118.80 per person

Discover the best preserved Roman monuments in Provence and the quaint medieval town of Uzes. See the amphitheater and the stunning Theater of Orange, along with many other fascinating sites.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 8 hours
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Live tour guide
English, French
Small group
Limited to 8 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Visit the Arenes amphitheater and see the Maison Carrée Roman temple
  • Explore the Place aux Herbes and the Fenestrelle Tower
  • Marvel at the largest and best-preserved Roman aqueduct
  • Discover the city of Orange with its Roman amphitheater and triumphal arch
Full description

Nimes, founded in the 1st century by the veterans of the Gallic Legion, is often referred to as the French Rome. Visit its amphitheater and Maison Carrée, a small Roman temple. These monuments rank among the best-preserved monuments of the Roman Empire.

The Roman Antique Theater of Orange is without doubt one of the finest remnants of the Roman Empire. Part of the UNESCO World Heritage list, it is the best-preserved theater in Europe. Admire the Triumphal Arch of Orange of Provincial Roman art. Take a short drive through the Mediterranean scrubland or garrigue to the quaint medieval town of Uzes, the first duchy in France. You’ll have some free time here to wander around the picturesque town.

Afterwards, visit the Pont du Gard, a Roman aqueduct built in the 1st century to provide water to the fountains and baths in Nimes.

Includes
  • Entrance tickets to the Amphitheater in Nimes and Pont du Gard and the Antique Theater in Orange
  • Transportation in air-conditioned minibus
  • English-speaking driver/guide
  • Personal expenses
  • Gratuities (optional)
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • All participants who are over 12 years old must present either proof of full vaccination, proof of a Covid-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative test taken no more than 24 hours before the activity starts
  • Masks are required while indoors

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Meeting point

In front of the tourist information center of Avignon, 41 cours Jean Jaurès.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Sunscreen

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Oversize luggage
  • Smoking

Know before you go

  • When events such as concerts are happening in the amphitheater, the visit will be replaced by a video screening in the Maison Carree or Square House (one of the best preserved temples in the Roman world)
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  • Transportation
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  • Value for money
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We loved the trip, it was exiting to see these old buildings, and our guide was very well informed, nice and gave us very good tips on where to go when we had free time:-) I would recommend this to anybody interested in Roman times and impressive buildings. We choose it for Pont du Gard, but Usez and Nimes have made just as much an impression on us.

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July 28, 2016

May 11, 2019

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Very skillful and interesting guide, he managed to get me back in Nîmes Return to Avignon then return by train without problem: 7 euros Thank you

October 30, 2019

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