Suggested visits

Discover the secrets of Nîmes in the company of our guides. We offer different packages (half day, day, tours lasting several days) as well as several languages according to your needs...

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Ideas for stays

Nîmes, land of olive trees - 8 hours

• Visit to a mill where you will discover olive oil’s traditional and present-day manufacturing secrets. Visit of the property's olive grove and the shop selling local products.
• "Olive and olive oil" themed lunch in a restaurant.
• Guided visit of the “Maison des Garrigues et des Terroirs de l’Olivier” (house of garrigues and land of the olive tree) as well as its museum.
• Walk through the “Combe des Bourguignons”, a site in the characteristic garrigue landscape with a conservatory of olive trees.

Treasure hunt - 3 hours

• Arrival of the group welcomed by a guide from the Nîmes Convention and Visitors Bureau. The group is divided up into teams for a playful treasure hunt in the historic centre of Nîmes.
• The guide explains the rules of the game, hands out questionnaires, clues as well as other necessary documents.
• At the end of the “competition”, all the participants end up in an "unknown" place to be given the answers to the questionnaires. Prizes are awarded to the winning team.

Educational stay Nîmes and Roman civilisation - 3 days

DAY 1

• Visit to the Arena, the best preserved amphitheatre from the Roman world.
• Visit to the “Maison Carrée”, the Gallo-Roman town's main temple. Showing of a film,  'Nemausus, the birth of Nîmes'.
• Visit to the “Jardins de la Fontaine”, gardens created in 1745 by J.P. Mareschal, engineer to King Louis XV.
• Picnic lunch in the gardens.
• Departure for the Pont du Gard site, impressive vestige of the Roman aqueduct, today a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
• Visit to the recreation education area, a place where young visitors can learn more about Roman civilisation, water, the environment and ecology.
• Walk through “Mémoire de garrigues”, an outdoor trail to discover the Mediterranean landscape fashioned by man over time.
• Return to Nîmes.
• Dinner and accommodation at the youth hostel (depending on availability).

DAY 2

• Departure for Orange, a town whose monumental architecture was used to the service of Roman imperial ideology.
• Visit of the remarkably preserved Antique Theatre, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Visit of the town museum.
• A trip past the “Arc de Triomphe” that dates back to the 1st century, also a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
• Picnic lunch in the city.
• Departure for Vaison-la-Romaine and discovery of the Puymin site and its Roman “domus” (house).
• Return to Nîmes.
• Dinner and accommodation at the youth hostel (depending on availability).

DAY 3

• Departure for “Les Baux de Provence”
• Visit to the vestiges of the medieval chateau.
• Picnic lunch
• Departure for Arles, a town that became Roman with Caesar's blessing.
• Visit of the Antique Theatre dating back to the 1st century.
• Visit of the Alyscamps, a former Roman necropolis.

Nîmes between Camargue and Cévennes - 2 days

DAY 1

• Visit to the Arena, the best preserved amphitheatre from the Roman world.
• Visit to the “Maison Carrée”, the Gallo-Roman town's main temple. Showing of a film, 'Nemausus, the birth of Nîmes'.
• Visit to the “Jardins de la Fontaine”, gardens created in 1745 by J.P. Mareschal, engineer to King Louis XV.
• Typical lunch in one of the town's restaurants.
• Departure for Aigues Mortes, fortified town built by Saint Louis.
• Guided visit to the Constance Tower (Tour de Constance) and its ramparts.
• Panoramic bus tour to the Salins du Midi*, a unique and protected site, natural birthplace of the “La Baleine” and the “Fleur de Sel de Camargue” sea salt.
• Return to Nîmes for dinner and accommodation in your hotel.

DAY 2

• Departure in the direction of “Bambouseraie de Prafrance”, an amazing bamboo forest planted at the heart of the Cévennes more than 140 years ago.
• Lunch in Anduze, a small town at the gateway of the Cévennes.
• Trip aboard the small steam train of the Cévennes, dating from the early 20th century. Stop at St. Jean-du-Gard. Continued with a visit of your choice between :
• The “Musée du Désert”, located in the house where the Camisard resistance leader, Rolland, was born. This place recounts the Huguenot past and illustrates the Protestant resistance movement with authentic objects, books and documents.
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• Show room of a vase factory from Anduze. These pieces of potteryare thrown manually, glazed and decorated with garlands and are perfect examples of world-famous Cévenol crafts.

The Flavour of Provence - 3 days

DAY 1

• Visit to the Arena, the best preserved amphitheatre from the Roman world.
• Visit to the Maison Carrée, the Gallo-Roman town's main temple. Showing of a film, 'Nemausus, the birth of Nîmes'.
• Visit to the “Jardins de la Fontaine”, gardens created in 1745 by J.P. Mareschal, engineer to King Louis XV.
• Typical lunch in one of the town's restaurants (or at the heart of the Pont du Gard site).
• Departure for the Pont du Gard, an imposing vestige of the Roman aqueduct, today a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
• Museum visit, the multimedia exhibition where new technologies allow 2000 years of history to become a great adventure.
• Walk through “Mémoire de garrigues”, an outdoor trail to discover the Mediterranean landscape fashioned by man over time.
• Return to Nîmes for dinner and accommodation in your hotel.

DAY 2

• Breakfast. Departure for Arles, a former capital of Roman Gaul that also bears testimony to its influential Christian past.
• Visit to the Antique Theatre dating back to the 1st century.
• Visit to “Alyscamps”, a former Roman necropolis.
• Typical lunch in one of the town's restaurants
• Departure for the Centre of the Scamandre, a protected site at the heart of the “Petite Camargue” and surrounded by the most beautiful farmed reed swamps in Europe. Lakes and marshes, from fresh water to brackish, make up most of the landscape. The site offers a highly diverse environment (reed swamps, marshes, lakes…) where throughout the seasons Camargue horses and bulls live in the midst of over one hundred different species of migratory birds.
• Return to Nîmes for dinner and accommodation in your hotel.

DAY 3

• Breakfast. Departure for Avignon, former papal city and capital of Christendom.
• Visit of the city and the Popes’ Palace.
• Lunch in one of the town centre’s restaurants.

Nîmes and Camargue - 2 days

DAY 1

• Visit to the Arena, the best preserved amphitheatre of the Roman world.
• Visit to the “Maison Carrée”, the Gallo-Roman town's maintemple. Showing of a film, 'Nemausus, the birth of Nîmes'.
• Visit to the “Jardins de la Fontaine”, gardens created in 1745 by J.P. Mareschal, engineer to King Louis XV.
• Typical lunch in one of the town's restaurants.
• Departure for Aigues-Mortes, a fortified city built by Saint Louis.
• Guided tour of the Constance Tower (Tour de Constance) and its ramparts.
• Panoramic bus tour of the “Salins du Midi”*, a unique and protected site, natural birthplace of the “La Baleine” and the “Fleur de Sel de Camargue” sea salt.
• Return to Nîmes for dinner and accommodation in your hotel.

DAY 2

• Departure with your guide for Les Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer, in the heart of the Camargue.
• Mini-cruise on the Rhône river* to discover the region's typical fauna and flora.
• Departure to visit a “Manade” (a ranch where horses and bulls from the Camargue are bred and raised). Typical dinner of the Camargue.
• In the afternoon, demonstration of bullfighting activities and of traditional Camargue horsemanship.

Discover Nîmes - 3 hours

• Visit to the Arena, the best preserved amphitheatre from the Roman world.

• Visit to the “Maison Carrée”, the Gallo-Roman town's main temple. Showing of a film, 'Nemausus, the birth of Nîmes'.

• Visit to the “Jardins de la Fontaine” gardens created in 1745 by J.P. Mareschal, engineer to King Louis XV.

• Lunch or dinner in one of the town's restaurants.

Roman Nîmes - 8 hours

• Visit to the Arena, the best preserved amphitheatre from the Roman world.
• Visit to the Maison Carrée, the Gallo-Roman town's main temple. Showing of a film, “'Nemausus, the birth of Nîmes'”.
• Visit to the “Jardins de la Fontaine”, gardens created in 1745 by J.P. Mareschal, engineer to King Louis XV.
• Typical lunch in one of the town's restaurants or at the heart of the Pont du Gard site.
• Visit to the “Pont du Gard” site, imposing aqueduct from the Roman era, today a U.N.E.S.C.O. World Heritage Site.
• Museum visit, the multimedia exhibition where new technologies allow 2000 years of history to become a great adventure.
• Walk through “Mémoire de garrigues”, an outdoor trail to discover the Mediterranean landscape fashioned by man over time.