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Ancient Nemausus in the modern city area, Nimes, France

 
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Distance from city center: 1.3mi
Wazling's pictureby Wazling History & Culture travel tip
added on the 2nd of December, 2009
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 'maison caree' was the former forum, a market place, also from 1st century a.d.
There are also several museums and of course the archaeological museum is worth a visit.

Address:
OFFICE DE TOURISME DE NIMES
6 rue Auguste - 30020 NIMES Cedex 1
Téléphone : 00 33 (0)4 66 58 38 00
Fax : 00 33 (0)4 66 58 38 01

 
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