Welcome to Nîmes

There are plenty of museums and markets to explore in Nîmes' palm-lined streets, as well as a host of high-profile festivals throughout the year. Nîmes is also proud of the futuristic Musée de la Romanité, which opened in mid-2018 and is one of the best archaeological museums in Languedoc-Roussillon. In 2018, Nîmes applied to be listed as a Unesco World Heritage Site.

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$148.43 Day Trips & Excursions

Provence Countryside Tour from Marseille with Ruins and Wine

Meet your guide at Marseille Vieux Port and head inland by minivan, passing through picturesque Provencal countryside in the direction of Avignon – just over an hour away. Known as the City of Popes, Avignon was once home to a succession of 14th- and 15th-century French popes who lavished the city with grand architectural gestures. At your leisure, see several monuments from the city’s heyday, like the Pont Saint-Bénezet – a striking medieval bridge – and the impressive Popes’ Palace (Palais des Papes) which you can visit (own expense).After a break for lunch (own expense), head to the old castle ruins near Châteauneuf-du-Pape village, in the heart of the country’s Rhône Valley. The name ‘Châteauneuf-du-Pape’ also applies to the appellation (wine-making region) in which the village lies, and you’ll taste several of its famous wines at a local wine cellar here. See the vineyards and cellars while learning about the region’s viniculture from your guide.Continue your tour by minivan, heading toward the Chaîne des Alpilles mountain range. On the way, stop to admire the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Pont du Gard – a well-preserved Roman aqueduct that once supplied the city of Nimes with water. The last stop of your day is Les Baux de Provence, a charming medieval village perched high on a rocky hill where you’ll have time to spend at leisure. Admire dramatic views over the lush Provencal countryside and amble around the cobblestone streets gazing at the city's old fortress ruins (admission to the fortress is at your own expense). From March to December, possibility to attend the sound and light show about Vincent Van Gogh in Les Carrières de Lumières (entrance fee not included) instead of visiting the village.After soaking up the delights of Les Baux de Provence, meet your guide for your journey back to Marseille. Your tour finishes back at Marseille Vieux Port in the early evening.

$125.59 Day Trips & Excursions

Aix-en-Provence Day Trip with Chateauneuf-du-Pape and Avignon

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Pont du Gard, Vers-Pont-du-Gard, Gard, Occitanieroman aqueductDuration: 1 hourStop At: Les Baux-de-Provence - Office de TourismeMedieval villageDuration: 1 hourStop At: Office de Tourisme de Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Vaucluse, Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azurwine tastingDuration: 45 minutesStop At: Palais des Papes, Avignon, Vaucluse, Provence-Alpes-Cote d'AzurWalk around AvignonDuration: 2 hours

$79.92 Tours & Sightseeing

Half-Day Nimes, Uzes, and Pont du Gard from Avignon

Meet your professional guide in the morning or in the afternoon at your hotel or another central place in Avignon, and hop aboard you air-conditioned minivan towards your first stop: Nimes. In Nimes, you will see the Jardin de la Fontaine, one of the very first public gardens in Europe, from where you can admire Tour Magne and explore the water basins and waterways. You will stumble across the romantic ruins of ancient Temple de Diane, Maison Carée which will seduce you with its harmonious proportions and observe there the famous Roman Amphitheatre. Then, your guide will take you to the charming medieval town of Uzes. This village has charming streets and a beautiful and colorful market every Saturday morning. Finally, finish your tour by a historical masterpiece of Roman construction, Pont du Gard. Your guide will gladly share all his knowledge about this massive monument, its construction and history. Don't forget to take your camera to immortalize this unique moment. At the end, you will be driven back to Avignon. 

$131.30 Day Trips & Excursions

Provence, Nimes, and Uzes Wine and Heritage Tour from Avignon

Leave your central Avignon hotel by air-conditioned coach and head to Les Baux de Provence – a charming medieval town perched on a rocky hill high above the Provence countryside. After stopping for a walk around, continue by minivan to an olive oil mill, to see where Provence’s Appellation d'Origine Controlée (AOC) olive oils are made. Produced under strict governance that guarantees their quality and low acidity, the oils are known for their fruity flavor. Sample a selection of these prestigious olive oils after touring the mill.Continue by minivan to the foot of the Chaîne des Alpilles mountain range to visit a famous wine estate. Organic and biodynamic wines account for nearly 85 percent of the region’s wine production, and you’ll taste several of these wines here. While exploring the vineyards, learn how Les Baux wines are defined by Provence’s multi-faceted soils.After a break for lunch in Les Baux de Provence (own expense), meet your guide and head west to the Roman city of Nimes by minivan. A jewel of the Roman Empire, Nimes boasts a collection of intact monuments from the 4th century BC, all dotted around its pedestrianized town center. While listening to an audio guide, explore the beautifully preserved Roman amphitheater – used as a setting in the film Gladiator – and visit Maison Carrée, a temple dedicated to Emperor Augustus.Next, visit the medieval market town of Uzès. The first duchy (settlement ruled by a duke or duchess) of France, this pretty little town has preserved its layout as a medieval stronghold. Enjoy some free time in Uzes to wander round the town. Pass architectural highlights like the Fenestrelle Tower, Place aux Herbes (the main square) and Uzès Cathedral. Then return to Avignon, stopping for a look at Pont du Gard – a UNESCO World Heritage listed-Roman aqueduct that once supplied water to Nimes. Your tour finishes back at your hotel.

$173.55 Tours & Sightseeing

Guided Tour of Nimes, The Crocodile Roman City

Meet your guide at your hotel (if located near the city center) or near the old Coliseum or Roman Amphitheatre (If you want to visit the Roman Amphitheatre, please tell us, so we can make the reservations). Follow along as your guide explains how the city developed during the Roman Antiquity and how it became one of the most important Roman colonies in the region. Discover also why the symbol of the city is a crocodile and why the Old Roman temple over the Forum place is now called "the Square House." While you walk through the streets of Nîmes discover the Clock tower (Medieval Belfrey), a Romanesque house and the curious Cathedral which is a mix between Romanesque, Gothic and Baroque architectures. Your guide will also tell you about the religious wars that crossed the city. End the tour by visiting the Fountain Garden, the cradle of the original city.Entrance fees to monuments not included, so if you want to get in there tell us before the tour day this way we can bring you tickets.

$62.80 Tours & Sightseeing

1 Day Charming Rides Through The Wonders Of Camargue

The guide, Jean-Jacques Courree, is Ambassador of heritage and will share with you his passion and knowledge for this beautiful territory. The routes we take are all part of a protected and susceptible natural area.We offer itineraries tailored to the competence and the curiosity of the group or individual.