Rendez-vous at the Amphitheatre of Nîmes, Maison Carrée & Tour Magne

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    From the terraces to the interior galleries, discover the best preserved amphitheatre in the world, displaying exceptional evidence of Roman civilization.

    The Maison Carrée – the only fully preserved temple from Antiquity – has recently been restored. Inside you can watch the film the “Nemausus, the birth of Nîmes”, that presents the Imperial cult and the heroic past of Nîmes and its surroundings.

    The Tour Magne stands at the highest point, and provides a breathtaking panorama of the city.

    Getting there

    The Roman monuments of Nîmes are about 30 minutes from the Pont du Gard, and about 45 minutes from the Roman Theatre of Orange, the Palais des Papes, or Château des Baux.

    • By road: Motorway A9 or A54, exit Nîmes, then “city centre” and “Arènes”
    • By train: TGV station 5 mins from the Amphitheatre 
    • By plane: Nîmes-Garons Airport

Things to see

  • Château Saint Maurice

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    Château Saint Maurice was for many years home to monks who used to grow lavender, fruit, olives and grapes.
  • The Cave of Pont d'Arc in Ardèche

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    Welcome to the Cave of Pont d’Arc, replica of the "Chauvet Cave", in Ardèche (Rhône-Alpes).
  • Blending workshops at the Maison Lavau

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    The Lavau winery offers patrons an original way to discover the spark that makes southern Côtes du Rhône wines so special (i.e. the blending of several varieties). 
  • Cairanne Sensory Wine Tour

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    Enjoy a fun course that will help you explore the world of wine.
  • Rendez-vous in Provence Alpes Côte d'Azur

    © C. Duranti

    In the South of France, between the mountains and the Mediterranean Sea, sits a region of light and vibrant colour. Just three hours by TGV from Paris: the sky is azure and the sun shines. You are in Provence Alpes Côte d'Azur: here, the sea is at your feet and the Alpine peaks a mere few hours away by car.
  • Carafes en Folie

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    If gastronomy, regional scents, and wine tasting are your thing, then head to Tournon-sur-Rhone in the Ardèche region and pay a visit to the Carafes en Folie wine bar, with its cosy atmosphere
  • Rendez-Vous at the Soulages Museum in Rodez

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    The museum dedicated to the work of the French painter, sculptor and engraver Pierre Soulages, presents over 500 works and documents from the artist.
  • Rendez-vous in Carcassonne

    © OT Carcassonne / Paul Palau

    Discover Carcassonne, a medieval city full of character, and its two listed UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
  • Canal du Midi

    © CRT Midi-Pyrénées / Dominique VIET

    The Canal du Midi is a must-see attraction, classed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and considered one of the major works during the reign of Louis XIV.

Point of interest