Nimes & the Camargue

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This region in the centre of the French Mediterranean embodies the core of Roman heritage, with the famous Pont du Gard as its finest example. However not only this architectural miracle is worth a visit, but also the city of Nimes - sometimes known as the ‘French Rome’. The Arènes is well known for being the best preserved Roman arena outside Rome itself.

To the south of Nimes, the east of Montpellier and the west of Marseille lies the outstanding natural reserve of the Camargue. You have probably heard of the white horses and black bulls which come from this wild and watery area; add to this the pink flamingos set against the grey-green of the salt flats and the blue lagoons and this is the vibrant colour palette the Camargue offers the visitor. Enough of all the nature and wildlife? Visit the picturesque villages of Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer and Aigues-Mortes.