A former Celtic town named after a god worshipped by the Volcae Arecomici, Nîmes is proud of its 2,600 years of history. Book a flight to Nîmes and explore the Tour Magne, which towers over the town as well as the Port Augusta, ramparts built during the Roman occupation. Nîmes is also home to well-preserved Roman amphitheatres, perfect examples of architectural symmetry. Don’t miss the Maison Carrée during your holiday. Dedicated to Julius Caesar it’s one of the finest examples of ancient Roman architecture in the world. Head up to Nîmes’ Jardins de la Fontaine, one of the most beautiful gardens in France, before taking a tour of the Temple de Diane and the Castellum. Visitors will love the eclectic mix of Nîmes’ mansion houses; the Académie, the Baume, the Bernis and the Fontfroide are a delightful blend of Latin, Antique and Renaissance designs. Tourists seeking some Latin culture should head to the Pont du Gard – a magnificent aqueduct at 30 minutes from Nîmes, as well as to Arles, home to Van Gogh. Reserve a hotel room in Nîmes, close to its many attractions. A question…do you know where the word ‘denim’ come from? Literally translated it means ‘from Nîmes’ – Levi Strauss has a lot to be grateful for!