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  • Ancient Nemausus in the modern city area
    If you are at Nimes, and you are interested in looking at roman history, you should visit several places. The amphitheater, from the end of the 1st century a.d., is very well preserved. There are still bull fightings beeing held. The [...]
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  • Pont du Gard, roman waterpip
    If you are at Nimes, the ancient Nemausus, you should make a walk along the roman waterpipe. There is also the famous Pont du Gard, nearly completely preserved 'aquäduct'. Enjoy the nice landscape and history. [...]
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Nimes History

After the Roman Empire began to fall, Nimes was invaded and conquered by the Visigoths.  The Spanish Moors conquered the area in 719 A.D. and then in 754 A.D. the area was again conquered by the Franks.  After so many years of warfare the city was almost in ruins.  Following the death of King Charlemagne in 833 A.D. the Frankish Empire fell.  France was then divided into several principalities.  Nimes was given to the Counts of Toulouse but without a central government the area was still very vulnerable.  This led to the sacking of Nimes in 924 A.D. by a Hungarian army. [...]
 
 
 

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