Nîmes restaurants

Gastronomy in Nîmes

Vincent Croizard – Le Restaurant

From its discreet façade on a quiet side street, you'd never guess that this restaurant is home to an impossibly romantic lamplit courtyard garden and some of Nîmes' most inventive and artistic high-end cooking. Dis…
Market in Nîmes

Les Halles

With over 100 stalls in 3500 sq metres, Nîmes’ covered market is the best place for supplies. Look out for local specialities including picholines – a local green olive with its own AOP (Appellation d’Origine Protég…
French in Nîmes

Aux Plaisirs des Halles

Market-fresh dining – veal, beef, chicken, fresh fish – is the order of the day here, served with an excellent choice of Languedoc wines. The mains are quite expensive, so consider swinging by for the good-value lun…
Teahouse in Nîmes

La Petite Fadette

Tartines (open-face toasted sandwiches) such as ham and tomato or fig jam and goat’s cheese, as well as huge salads, are specialities of this cosy salon de thé (tearoom), which has a cute rococo interior and outside…
Bistro in Nîmes

La Marmite

The menu changes almost daily depending on what the chef considers the best local produce at the nearby Halles, and specials – always flavoursome – are scribbled on the well-worn blackboard. It's always packed with …
Bistro in Nîmes

Le Nocturne

Late-opening Le Nocturne is a fine place to dine on rich southwestern flavours. Duck and beef dominate the menu, but there are also appetising fish and veggie options. Rare vintages and limited releases from small-s…
French in Nîmes


Tucked away in the corner of place d’Assas, this fine-dining bistro has a sheltered interior courtyard and a terrace. There’s a good choice of seafood, meats and pastas, and some superb desserts such as Breton short…
French in Nîmes

Le Carré d’Art

Open since 1989, this long-standing institution is still going strong. The setting is elegant, in an abstract-art-adorned 19th-century townhouse with a gorgeous shaded courtyard, and the seasonal dishes give traditi…
Bakery in Nîmes

Croquants Villaret

This family boulangerie (bakery) makes 25 kinds of bread, cakes and other sweet treats such as caladons (honey and almond-studded biscuits). They also serve up delicious sandwiches.
Sicilian in Nîmes


Sicilian brothers Fabio and Salvo Mercadante serve the classic flavours of their homeland at their little den overlooking a busy thoroughfare. Expect tasty spaghetti, penne, lasagne, cured meat, fish and meat dishes…