Nimotel Hotel Nimes
Parc Hotelier Ville Active, Nimes, Languedoc-Roussillon, 30900, France
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Amphithéâtre (Nimes, France)
Lots of greenery
trave to Nimotel hotel
Hi we are visiting nimes in May. What is the best way to travel from the airport to the "Nimotel" Parc Hotelier Ville Active.Does anyone know if the ryanair airport bus stops here? Thanks
RE: trave to Nimotel hotel
I'm not sure the shuttle bus stops at Ville Actif, which is a shopping area.
In any event, the airport is close to Ville Actif, and a taxi would be quite cheap. The shuttle bus is Euro 5 each, so a few in a taxi could be about the same price.
Travel Tips for Nîmes
Located near Nimes and not far from the Pont du Gard is the city of Uzes. A seat of once powerful Bishops and Dukes, this well restored city retains a number of historic buildings dating to the Middle Ages. Largest of these is the Ducal Palace, which is a conglomeration of structures built during its long history.
A little disappointing on the outside, as pictures I'd seen of it had, upon seeing the original, obviously been touched up with photoshop to hide the pollution blackness.
Inside is quite interesting though, with a new 3D show (which you watch with cardboard 3D glasses) telling the Roman history of Nimes.
What have the Roman ever done for us ?
"The Aqueduct ? Oh yes Reg, remember what the city used to be like."
I was put in mind of these lines from the film "The Life of Brian" by viewing this stunning example of Roman architecture at the Pont du Gard.
The following summary is from the Unesco world hertitage site website :
The Pont du Gard was built shortly before the Christian era to allow the aqueduct of Nîmes (which is almost 50 km long) to cross the Gard river. The Roman architects and hydraulic engineers who designed this bridge, which stands almost 50 m high and is on three levels – the longest measuring 275 m – created a technical as well as an artistic masterpiece.
Sourbugger adds :
When you first look at it, it reminded me of the great railway viaducts built by the Victorians in England. In may ways the Victorians were the new Romans - buliding things with great vision and on a grand scale, yet unlike other great building endeavours, they built them for purely utilitiarian purposes. Other great feats of engineering between the Romans and the Victorians were mainly inspired by religion - such as the vast cathedrals built across Europe.
A few days in and around Nîmes
We stopped in Nîmes for a few days as part of a driving trip around Europe in 1997.
We walked around up top and inside the Roman Arena. This ampitheater was built in 27 BC and is still used to this day for concerts and two annual bullfights. You can get right up onto the top of the outer wall, where there is no safety fence to prevent you from falling right off. This is an amazing site.
We visited the 1st-century Maison Carrée, a Roman temple, and le Jardin de la Fontaine, a park with Roman ruins.
We also drove out to Pont du Gard between Nîmes and Avignon. This is a spectacular three-tiered Roman aqueduct and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
chris_i79's new Nimes Page
I was only able to spend 1 night in Nimes. It was just the closest location to Spain my cheap Ryanair flight would get me. But I wish I could have stayed much longer because I was very impressed. The Roman ruins in the area were amazing. Nimes is home to a massive Collesium similar to Rome.
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Address: Parc Hotelier Ville Active, Nimes, Languedoc-Roussillon, 30900, France