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Nîmes and its Roman Arenas

Nîmes and its Roman Arenas

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 “.

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Ancient Theater of Orange

Ancient Theater of Orange

The ancient theater of Orange, built under Auguste’s reign in Ier century by the veterans of the Julius Caesar’s IIth legion, is one of Roman theaters the best the kept(preserved) to the world.

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Pont du Gard

Pont du Gard

The pont du Gard is a Roman aqueduct at three levels, situated to Vers-Pont-du-Gard between Uzès and Nîmes, in the department of the Gard (France).

It steps over the Roach, or the Gard. Probably built in the first half of Ier century, he ensured the continuity of the Roman aqueduct which led the water of Uzès in Nîmes. According to the lattest researches, it would have stopped being used at the beginning of the VIth century.

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