5 of the best art and architecture stops in Nîmes, France; Pontus Silfverstolpe; A Luxury Travel Blog

France – Pont du Gard (Roman Aqueduct)

Located some 50 kilometres from the Mediterranean coast, the city of Nîmes has been a point of interest in France for over 8 millennia. During the 2nd century BC, the Roman state took control of the area, stamping its cultural footprint on the city; today, many fine examples of Roman architecture still shape the landscape of Nîmes, leading to its nickname as the ‘French Rome’. The city also takes cultural influence from its neighbour, Spain, biannually hosting one of the most important bullfighting events in the country – the Feria de Nîmes. The rich history, warm climate and picturesque landscape of the city make Nîmes the perfect location for a leisure-indulgent long weekend. Here’s our list of the best art and architecture stops to check out on your visit:

Arènes de Nîmes

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