Set between the sapphire blue waters of the Mediterranean Sea and the spectacular Cevennes mountains, Nimes has an enviable location on the southern coast of France. It is one of the most charming and attractive cities in the Occitania region, and indeed beyond, with a rich and visible history which dates back to the days of the Roman Empire - the Roman remains here are amongst the finest in France. But there are plenty of other reasons to visit Nimes, from the picturesque old town and its gardens to the other historic sites in the region. Then there is its location, ideal for trips out to the Cevennes National Park, now part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and to the Camargue wetlands to the south.
For any trip to Nimes, organise a car rental to get the most from your trip. This can be done by pre-booking online for pick up at Nimes Airport, which is just a 20-minute drive to the south of the city along the A54.