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Visit Nimes: highlights and tourist information

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France This Way comment: Nimes contains some of the most complete ancient Roman monuments to be seen anywhere in France

Important note

This page features a summary of highlights that you might like to explore near Nimes. For detailed visitor information see the Nimes travel guide.

Nimes is situated in the Gard department and Languedoc-Roussillon region (now part of the Occitanie region), in the south of France - it is the prefecture (capital) of the Gard department (general information: Nimes is 579 kilometres from Paris).

Tourist classifications for Nimes include "secteur sauvegarde" and "town of art and history".

Popular places to visit nearby include Uzes at 20 km and Sommieres at 22 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Nimes, France: places to visit and attractions

Some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Nimes in Occitanie.

Note that all distances below are 'direct' and real driving distances will be greater!


... or see ALL recommended places to visit in Gard

Map of places to visit near Nimes

Markets in and near Nimes

Market days in Nimes: weekly market: Wednesday & Tuesday & Monday all day & Friday;

  • Nimes: market Wednesday & Tuesday & Monday all day & Friday (0km)
  • Marguerittes: market Saturday (7km)
  • Manduel: market Wednesday (9km)
  • Calvisson: market Sunday (15km)
  • Vergeze: market Thursday (15km)
  • Bellegarde: market Friday (15km)
  • Vauvert: market Wednesday & Saturday (18km)
  • Saint-Gilles: market Thursday & Sunday (19km)
  • Remoulins: market Friday (20km)
  • Uzes: market Saturday (20km)

More information about Nimes, Languedoc-Roussillon

Tourist attractions near Nimes, France

What to do at Nimes? Some places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Nimes.


  • Mare Nostrum (44km)

Grand sites of France

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Alpilles (38km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Cathédrale Saint-Théodorit et Fenestrelle Tower (Uzes) (20km)
  • Eglise et cloitres de Saint Trophime, Eglise de Saint-Honorat des Alycamps (Arles) (28km)
  • Abbaye Notre Dame de Montmajour (Arles) (28km)
  • Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Repos de Montfavet (Avignon) (38km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardins de la Fontaine (0km)
  • Jardin aquatique « Aux fleurs de l'eau (33km)
  • Bambouseraie de Prafrance (41km)
  • Parc et jardins du château de Flaugergues (44km)
  • Jardin du château de Brantes (45km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Etang de Scamandre (24km)
  • Cascades du Sautadet (41km)
  • Pointe de l'Espiguette (42km)
  • Étangs palavasiens (55km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Ales (39km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique de Lunaret (45km)

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Nimes

Canton: Nîmes

Arrondissement: Nîmes

Department: Gard

Region: Languedoc-Roussillon

New region: Occitanie

Postcode: 30000

Distance to Nimes

from Nimes (prefecture): 0 km

from Paris: 579 km

from Calais: 813 km

from Nice: 234 km

from Bordeaux: 408 km

from Strasbourg: 588 km

Getting here

For driving distances to Nimes from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 3 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Bouillargues, Caissargues and Milhaud.

This page in French: Visiter Nimes

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