The Nîmes Arena was inspired by the Coliseum in Rome, built under Emperor Augustus, and is the best preserved amphitheatre of the Roman era in the world. It has seating capacity for an amazing 20,000 people over 34 tiers and is used for bull fights, pop concerts and sporting fixtures. There is also audio guided tours where you can relive the Roman gladiator games.
If you have your thoughts on a day trip, this is the perfect one. The medieval market town of Uzès is a treasure. Taken a round trip from Nîmes, including the Pont du Gard (just 20km away), and find yourself wander around antique shops and sit in shady squares sipping coffee. Make sure to see the old ducal castle and the Tour Fenestrelle, a local equivalent of Pisa’s Leaning Tower.
The name gives it away – this restaurant is close to the city’s large indoor food market. The food, and the interior, are good enough to compete with Parisian eateries. Guests who sit down in this 1950s style food hall, complete with shiny wood panelling and worn furniture, will be served what is possibly the best food in Nîmes.
Le Bistrot Nîmois is located at the heart of Nîmes, close to historic center and arena. The atmosphere is described as charming and warm with very professional service. The bistro serves traditional food made from fresh local produce. On the menu you will find dishes like snail casserole, duck breast glazed with honey, classical beef and much more.
This is a warm and welcoming restaurant with a relaxed atmosphere. Buffalo Grill is inspired of the Wild West which is shown by the décor and on the menu. On the menu you will find barbecue ribs, cowboy steak, chicken, burgers and a lot more. There is also kids menu here. Very good value for money.
Nîmes-Arles-Camargue is only ten minutes away from the city of Nîmes. Airport coaches, rental cars, and taxis are available at the airport. No frills airline Ryanair offers services to Nîmes-Garons airport, some 20 km south-east of the city. A shuttle bus service is available.