Guided Tour of Nimes, The Crocodile Roman City

Tours & Sightseeing in Nîmes

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Tour description provided by Viator

Nîmes is a very famous city of the Southern France. It is considered as a city where the Roman architecture is the best preserved in France. During the tour you can admire the old Roman amphitheater that was the place where gladiators used to fight. The "square house" or Roman Temple is also a vestige from this brilliant past. Nîmes is also known to be a place where Religion Wars that divided Protestants and Catholics took place.
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.

What’s included

  • Professional art historian guide

What’s not included

  • The listed price does not include a parking fee, payable at the time of tour check-in.


  • Choice of several departures throughout the day
  • Choice of morning or afternoon departure
  • Explore the local streets on a walking tour of the city
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Led by a local guide