Situated between the Mediterranean Sea and the mountains of the Cévennes, the city is on the very busy axis connecting(binding) the low valley of the Rhône with the plain from the Languedoc.
Populated with 150 564 inhabitants on January 1st, 2013, the city of Nîmes knows in summer a notable influx of tourists come visit its monuments and participate in its ferias and festivals.
The foundation of Nîmes goes back to the Antiquity(Antique). Of Roman period, Nîmes can of monuments such as arenas(bullrings), the Square House or still the tower Hurries at the foot of which one(which) is situated the site of the sanctuary of the Fountain. This antique rich past is worth to him(her) the nickname of ” French Rome “.