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Explore the Fascinating History of the “French Rome”

Nestled between the Cevennes hills and the sea lies the charming town of Nimes, one of the most alluring destinations in Mediterranean France. Established by the Romans over two millennia ago, Nimes still boasts the country's most impressive collection of Roman ruins. However, this city has a long history; it was originally founded by Celts in the 6th century BC. After the Romans arrived, they developed Nimes into a significant center. Nowadays, Nimes is the capital of the Gard department, with a population of 154,000.

Nimes, also known as the "French Rome," boasts a townscape that is heavily influenced by Roman antiquity. Many of its structures, including the well-preserved amphitheater, the Maison Carrée temple, and the ancient Tour Magne tower, can be traced back to the Roman era. Visitors can also appreciate the striking contrast of modern architecture, such as the Carré d'Art cultural center designed by the renowned British architect Norman Foster.

Apart from its impressive Roman remains, there's more to this city than meets the eye. Explore the alluring old town and picturesque gardens, and take advantage of its proximity to the Cevennes National Park and the renowned wetlands of the Camargue. While you're at it, don't forget to visit the numerous historic sites and attractions scattered throughout this captivating region in Mediterranean France.

The city's captivating location, nestled between Languedoc and Provence, the Cevennes and the Camargue, makes it an enchanting and versatile destination. Add in the city's proximity to the Mediterranean Sea and the delectable Southern French cuisine and wines, and it becomes a truly irresistible location. While the summers are known to be extremely hot, the climate is pleasantly mild in spring, autumn, and winter – just like the rest of the South of France.

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