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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

In 1685, however, King Louis XIV revoked the Edict, forbidding the public practice of Protestantism.  This led to a Protestant revolt in the early 1700’s.  This revolt ended when hundreds of Protestants were burnt alive in the middle of Nimes.  Louis XVI restored religious tolerance in France in the late 1700’s.  Then, during the French Revolution, Protestants gained control of Nimes from the Royalists who were mostly Catholic. At this point in time, Nimes was able to begin prospering again.  In the early 1800’s, the city became a major textiles center.  In fact, Nimes is where denim blue jeans were invented.  The town was [...]
 
 
 

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