Historic sites in Nimes

If you’re looking to explore historic sites in Nimes and the surrounding area then you can explore our interactive map above or navigate further by using the links below.

Perhaps best known for its range of stunning Roman sites, including the famous arena, Nîmes is a fantastic destination for history lovers that is all-too-often overlooked.

There’s a fantastic selection of historic sites in Nimes and you can plan some great things to see on your trips by browsing our selection. Once you’ve explored the historical places in Nimes you can use our itinerary planner tool to plan out your trip, print off a free pocket guidebook and put together your very own Nimes history tour.

Our database of historic sites is growing all the time, but we may not cover them all. Remember, if you know of other historic sites in Nimes, you can always add them to Trip Historic now by visiting our Explore page.

Nimes: Site Index

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Arles Amphitheatre

Arles Amphitheatre is a brilliantly preserved, UNESCO listed Roman built sports arena still in use today.

Arles Amphitheatre or “Amphithéâtre d'Arles” is a large sports arena built by the Romans around the first century BC or AD, during the reign of Augustus (27 BC–14 AD). At the time, Arles was flourishing as a Roman colony and benefiting from the construction of several monuments, of which Arles... Read More

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Arles Archaeological Museum

The Arles Archaeological Museum houses an extensive collection of prehistoric and Ancient Roman artefacts.

The Arles Archaeological Museum, known as Musée de l’Arles et de la Provence Antique, displays an array of artefacts from archaeological sites in Arles and in the surrounding region. From prehistoric funereal pieces to Roman statues and mosaics from the nearby sites such as the Arles Roman Theatre, the Arles Archaeological... Read More

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Arles Roman Theatre

Arles Roman Theatre was constructed during the reign of the Emperor Augustus.

Arles Roman Theatre, known as the Théâtre antique d'Arles, is an Ancient Roman theatre in the Provence town of Arles which would have been used for a variety of theatrical shows. Like Arles Amphitheatre, it was probably constructed in the late first century BC to early first century AD, during... Read More

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Constantine Baths - Arles

The Constantine Baths in Arles are a set of well preserved Roman public baths built in the fourth century.

The Constantine Baths (Thermes de Constantin) are a well preserved set of ancient Roman public baths in the Provence town of Arles. Dating back to the fourth century AD, the Constantine Baths would once have formed part of an imperial palace known as Palais Constantine. It is also thought that... Read More

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La Maison Carrée

The Maison Carrée in Nîmes is a staggeringly well preserved Roman temple, and one of the best-preserved examples of a Roman building anywhere in the world.

La Maison Carrée, or Square House, in Nîmes is a staggeringly well preserved Roman temple, and one of the best-preserved examples of a Roman building anywhere in the world – for fans of Ancient Rome, La Maison Carrée is simply a must-see site. Originally built in 16BC by Marcus Vipsanius Agrippa... Read More

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Les Alyscamps - Arles

Les Alyscamps was a Roman necropolis which now houses a collection of crowded medieval sarcophagi.

Les Alyscamps in the town of Arles in Provence is a site imbued with historical and religious importance. Originally an Ancient Roman necropolis where prominent figures were laid to rest, most of the thousands of strewn sarcophagi which crowd together in Les Alyscamps actually date back to medieval times. From the... Read More

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Nimes Arena

Probably the most famous of all historical sites in Nimes, Nimes Arena is amongst the best preserved Roman amphitheatres in the world.

Nimes Arena (Arenes de Nimes), also known as Nimes Amphitheatre, is amongst the best preserved Roman amphitheatres in the world. A Roman Marvel Built during the reign of the Emperor Augustus in the first century AD, Nimes Arena is a marvel of Roman engineering. A vast oval with a stunning... Read More

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Pont du Gard

Pont du Gard is a famous Ancient Roman bridge and aqueduct once used to supply Nimes with water.

Pont du Gard is an iconic Ancient Roman bridge and aqueduct built in first century AD and located near Nimes in France. In fact, it was the tallest bridge ever built by the Romans, rising 160 feet. Nimes had been a major city of Gaul before 45BC, when it was incorporated... Read More

St-Trophime Church

St-Trophime Church is a UNESCO listed church in Arles renowned for its Romanesque architecture.

St-Trophime Church (Eglise St-Trophime) is one of the main Romanesque structures in the town of Arles and is part of the town’s UNESCO World Heritage listing. Arles was one of the earliest settlements in Gaul to have had a Christian presence and a church has existed on the site of St-Trophime... Read More

Temple of Diana - Nimes

The Temple of Diana is a Roman site in Nimes whose ultimate purpose remains a mystery.

The Temple of Diana (Temple de Diane) is a Roman site in Nimes whose ultimate purpose remains a mystery, as does the origin of its name. Believed by some to have been originally built sometime during the reign of Augustus - others say in the 2nd century - it has... Read More

The Magne Tower

The Magne Tower in Nimes is a well preserved Roman tower built under the Emperor Augustus.

The Magne Tower (Tour Magne) is an impressive Roman tower built under the Emperor Augustus in the 1st century BC as part of the fortifications of Nimes. In fact, it is the town’s sole remaining tower from this period. Beyond its Roman roots, the Magne Tower also played a role in... Read More