Place du Marché

At the heart of Old Nimes, a stone's throw from the Amphitheatre, are the two symbols of the town - a bronze crocodile sitting on a fountain (by Martial Raysse) and a palm tree (a real one!). This is a square bustling with many café terraces, standing as it does at the end of several shopping and pedestrianised streets (rue de l'Aspic, rue Régale, rue des Greffes). On the paved ground, notice the "Nail of Nimes", a take on the town emblem as seen by designer Philippe Stark.

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Rue de Bernis
Rue de Bernis
At n°3, Hôtel de Bernis has a lovely 15C
15 minutes
Nîmes Amphitheatre
Nîmes Amphitheatre
The Roman amphitheatre at Nimes is the
90 minutes
Rue de la Madeleine
Rue de la Madeleine
From boulevard Victor-Hugo to place aux
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Boulevard Victor-Hugo
Boulevard Victor-Hugo
During the summer, the foliage of the
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Hôtel de Régis
Hôtel de Régis
The building has a lovely 18C façade and
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Musée du Vieux Nîmes
Musée du Vieux Nîmes
The Museum of Old Nimes contains objects
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Rue de Bernis
Rue de Bernis
At n°3, Hôtel de Bernis has a lovely 15C
15 minutes
Nîmes Amphitheatre
Nîmes Amphitheatre
The Roman amphitheatre at Nimes is the
90 minutes
Rue de la Madeleine
Rue de la Madeleine
From boulevard Victor-Hugo to place aux
15 minutes
See all