This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you are better prepared for what to expect, what not to expect and can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Nîmes. To help you make friends with Nîmes before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!
Nîmes (Nimes), Languedoc-Roussillon, France, is a beautiful city in the south of France with history dating back to the Romans. Nimes was once an important regional capital during the Roman Empire and it still has many monuments remaining from that period in time. The most famous attraction in Nimes is the Arenes de Nimes, which is a colosseum-like arena that was once used for gladiator shows and is the most-preserved Roman arena in the world. Another important Roman attraction found within the city is the La Maison Carree, which is the only Roman temple in the world that has been completely preserved. On the outskirts of the city, you have the Jardins de la Fontaine, which is a park that has Roman ruins, including the Temple of Diana and Tour Magne as well as having beautiful fountains. Nimes also has some nice museums and churches you can visit as well.
Nimes is a great city to base yourself for visiting other beautiful cities like Avignon and Arles, which are an easy train or bus ride away. Nimes has a large train station at the south of the city and all of the regional and long distance buses also stop here. Nimes has good restaurant and cafe options throughout the city with lots of delicious regional food as well as international cuisine. The nightlife in Nimes is mainly bars that you will find throughout the city's alleyways.
Nimes is not a city popular with backpackers so limited Nîmes (Nimes), Languedoc-Roussillon, France hostel options are found in the city. Your Nîmes (Nimes), Languedoc-Roussillon, France hostel will locate you in the northwest of the city, close to the Jardins de la Fontaine in a more natural setting. To access your Nîmes (Nimes), Languedoc-Roussillon, France hostel, you can catch a bus from the train station then walk the rest of the way. Your hostel in Nîmes (Nimes), Languedoc-Roussillon, France is close enough to the city that you could still easily enjoy everything on foot.
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