Royal Hotel

3 bd. Alphonse Daudet, Nimes, Languedoc-Roussillon, 30000, France
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Arenes, Nimes, France 2009Arenes, Nimes, France 2009

Ceiling decoration on displayCeiling decoration on display

Random carved stone (cathedral wall)Random carved stone (cathedral wall)

View from Pont du Gard, near NîmesView from Pont du Gard, near Nîmes

Forum Posts

Nimes to avignon

by cbeggin

I am trying to get from Nimes airport to Gordes(preferably) or Avignon and do not speak french so cannot find any information. Is there a direct train or bus connection from the airport or do I have to go into Nimes?

Re: Nimes to avignon

by leics

You will find a shuttle bus waiting outside arrivals at the airport (which is tiny and has no railway station). The bus will take you to Nimes, and drop you off at the railway station. You pay the driver, and tell him/her where you want to get off (he/she will understand more than enough English).

http://www.nimes-aeroport.fr/presentation/index.asp?rub_code=8&thm_id=55&gpl_id=

has clear transport information (in English).

From there it is an easy train ride to Avignon. Ticket machines have English language options, and trains are frequent. You can find train times in English on:

http://www.bahn.de/international/view/en/index.shtml (which carries info for almost all European trains)

or you can look at www.sncf.com (the French railway site) which has English pages and will give you times, details and fares. No need to book your ticket in advance.

Re: Nimes to avignon

by leics

There is no station in Gordes. I think you might be better to take the train from Nimes to Cavaillon, from where you can take a bus to Gordes. There are only a few buses per day, and I am still looking for a timetable for you.

Cavaillon is nearer to the village than Avignon itself.

Re: Nimes to avignon

by Sarastro

For buses from Avignon to Cavaillon:

http://www.vaucluse.fr/include/viewFile.php?idtf=5306&path=2a%2FWEB_CHEMIN_5306_1229612101.pdf

For buses from Cavaillon to Gordes:

http://www.vaucluse.fr/include/viewFile.php?idtf=5308&path=02%2FWEB_CHEMIN_5308_1229612171.pdf

Re: Nimes to avignon

by leics

Merci bien! :-)

Travel Tips for Nîmes

Always say Bonjour

by Julie1and2

As with other places in Europe, it's customary to greet the shop keepers any time you walk into a store. Always say "bonjour" and "au revior" or else you'll be considered rude - and obviously foreign. If you are there in July or January, you will be able to experince "les soldes." These are the only months when retial stores have big sales. I've experienced some crazed shoppers during this time. It's reminiscent of the mall on xmas eve.

Tour Magne

by pollon

was the tallest tower of the Roman walls and was buit on the highest hill of Nîmes around the 16-15 BC.

An irregular base supports the octagonal tower made of three storeys and with a walled terrace on the top.

Today the top floor at the time is gone and the tower is about 30 meters high.

In the 3rd century BC was used as a Gallic watchtower and traces of the Gallic are still visible today.

In the 18th century Francois Traucat, a French horticulturist who introduced the mulberry tree to France, emptied the tower in his search of a tresure which was belived to be hidden in the tower.

You owe all this infos to a pamphlet I got after paying the entrance ticket: a line of free pamphlets in different colours according to the different language welcomes you when you enter!

Jardin de la Fontaine

by antistar

Just off the northern edge of the city centre are these fabulous 18th century gardens. The entrance of the park is spectacular, with a number of pools and fountains fed by graceful waterways that you can follow from the city centre to the park. The entrance also includes a couple of Romanesque follies. You can sit around in the Place de Picasso watching the French play boules, or you can walk up into the gardens themselves, and seek out the Tour Magne for great views of the city. The gardens also make the walk from the hostel to the town a delight.

Nimes

by Redang

First of all, I must tell you that I didn't stay in Nimes much time, so, I can't give you a proper opinion or advice about the city. I only can point out that the most famous attraction is the Amphithéâtre/Amphitheatre.

Nimes, France

by jonquilcat

"Nimes summary"

Absolutely wonderful place...blazing sunshine, exceptionally friendly people..fantastic roman remains. Great for a quick visit, as it is a little small to support a longer time there. The Pont du Gard was a little elusive - you have to get the out of town bus from behind the train station (route to Remoulins), but make sure that you get off at the right stop, as otherwise you get dumped at the side of the road with 4km to go!
The Arena was mind blowing - climb to the very top seats and gaze out over Nimes. Still used for the May Feria (Bullfights), the Arena evokes the atmosphere it must have had 2000 years ago. Very worthwhile.
Les jardins du Fontaines are surrounded by frilly and eighteenth century water features, but a good place to hang out in the sunshine - the gardens are open until 10pm at the weekends. Also in the gardens is the Temple of Diana, a little underused...there are no information points for it etc., but it remains a beautiful temple nestled under the cypress trees. Don't bother going to the Natural History Museum (about two rooms of eerie, stuffed animals that haven't been rearranged since circa 1920), but the Archaeological Museum is worthwhile as it explains the long and complicated Roman history of Nimes, and the significane of the city through the ages - which is great, as there is not much info elsewhere. The Maison Carree jumps out immediately, especially as it is juxtaposed with the Carre d'Art (modern art - small and pricey, including two dodgy Warhols and a crap Yves Klein)...stand on the steps and inmagine this place as a working temple. Its intactness is amazing considering the turbulent history surrounding it. I stayed in the Youth Hostel (Auberge de Jeunesse) which I cannot recommend highly enough - wonderful, warm and helpful staff, pretty surroundings, a pot bellied pig and ducks, good, cheap dinners and great bottle of the local booze...all for a much lower price than usual Youth Hostels. Plus everyone I met there was great fun - a good travelling vibe, ten stars!
Girls - watch out for the men, they have an unendearing habit of leering at you, especially if you are blonde, and shall we say, a little busty - you will stick out like a sore thumb. But no one seemed particularly menacing...just frown and walk on. There are quite a few opportunistic pick pockets - don't do as I did and leave your bag unattended for an instant, or you'll have to walk to the aeroport!
All in all, definitely a place in the South that deserves a visit...Pictures to follow.

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