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  • Pont du Gard, Uzès & Nîmes: Half-Day Tour with Entry Fees

    1. Pont du Gard, Uzès & Nîmes: Half-Day Tour with Entry Fees

    Visit of the charming medieval town of Uzès, founded during the Roman era and the site of an aqueduct that was built to supply the city of Nîmes. The Pont du Gard is the most well-known stretch of the aqueduct left standing. On this 5-hour program, you’ll see the traces of Roman civilization in Uzès as well as substantial monuments from the Middle Ages. Visit the famous 2,000-year-old Pont du Gard, a section of the Roman aqueduct that provided water to Nîmes. The highly photographed bridge was listed by UNESCO in 1985 as a World Heritage Site. You’ll discover the treasures of Nîmes, including the Coliseum that is considered to be second only to the Coliseum in Rome. Its Roman amphitheater is still in use and today has a seating capacity of 10,000.

    Excellent tour for those who have very little time to discover these gorgeous sites

  • From Marseille: Roman Towns of Provence Shore Excursion

    2. From Marseille: Roman Towns of Provence Shore Excursion

    This guided excursion takes you from your cruise port in Marseilles to Arles to enjoy a guided walk along Cours de la République with rich architecture and charming cafés. See the Roman arena and the Romanesque architecture as you make your way to the Old Town of Arles. Explore the area and go into charming boutiques and craft shops to pick up a unique souvenir. Afterwards head out to Nîmes, tour independently  to get your own lunch at one of the Brunswick House Cafes and then enjoy a historic Roman settlement  with excellent examples of Roman architecture like the Maison Carree and the Nimes arena. Afterwards head back to the car and go to Uzes were you’ll enjoy an excellent examples of Roman architecture. Le Pont du gard is a spectacular Romain Aqueduct in excellent condition. You'll have some free time to take pictures. Your private tour ends. You’ll arrive back to Marseille by the...

    Our guide was just amazing, his name was Djilani!! Luxury BWM, very nice, clean and pristine. He was wonderful and from the moment we met him we knew we were going to have a great time. I would highly recommend him as we did another today, also very nice but it was a different type of tour.

  • Nimes Historical Center 2-Hour Private Walking Tour

    3. Nimes Historical Center 2-Hour Private Walking Tour

    Discover the city of Nimes on a privately guided and customizable tour. See the city’s beautifully preserved architecture from the Roman era, and admire sites such as the Amphitheater that was built in the 1st century BC.  See the Arena of Nîmes, remodeled in the 19th century to serve as a bullring. Admire the construction and its excellent state of preservation that has allowed groups such as Rammstein and Metallica to perform memorable concerts in the arena.  Visit the Jardin de La Fontaine, the 17th-century park in the city center, and admire the ruined Roman Tour Magne and the Temple de Diane. Discover the Maison Carrée, the Roman temple that's so miraculously intact it looks as though it was built yesterday, and explore the exterior architecture of the Musée des Beaux-Arts de Nîmes.  Your private tour will take you wherever you wish to go, all in the company of your own personal ...

  • Nimes: Historical Walking Tour

    4. Nimes: Historical Walking Tour

    Discover the history of Nimes, going all the way back to the 1st century. Start your visit from the Nîmes Arena going through a beautiful park. Listen as your guide explains the details of the Arena's construction, similar to the Colosseum. Visit the well-preserved Roman Forum in the center of the old city and admire the marvelous Roman columns of this master piece. Reach the Fountain Garden and enjoy a moment of peace amidst the fountains and flowers. A few steps away, marvel at the Temple of Diane, one of the few remaining temples dedicated to the goddess of the hunt and the Moon. Up and away you'll go to climb some steps of the last remaining guard tower of the Roman wall. After the climb you'll be rewarded with one of the most beautiful views of Nimes. Last but not the least, explore the incredible aqueduct.

    Marc was very personable and informative and kept the tour at a nice pace; so much better than an audio tour! We even took up his recommendation to walk across the Rhône to the abbey and gardens in the afternoon.

  • Nimes: 6-Hour Roman Sites & Historical Places Tour

    5. Nimes: 6-Hour Roman Sites & Historical Places Tour

    Nimes, founded in the 1st century by the veterans of the Gallic Legion, is often referred to as the French Rome. Visit its amphitheater and Maison Carrée, a small Roman temple on a 6-hour guided tour. These monuments rank among the best-preserved monuments of the Roman Empire. Take a short drive through the Mediterranean scrubland or garrigue to the quaint medieval town of Uzes, the first duchy in France. You’ll have some free time here to wander around the picturesque town. Afterwards you’ll visit the Pont du Gard, a Roman aqueduct built in the 1st century to provide water to the fountains and baths in Nimes. When events such as concerts are happening in the amphitheater, the visit will be replaced by a video screening in the Maison Carree or Square House - one of the best preserved temples in the Roman world.

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Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 48 reviews

Our guide was just amazing, his name was Djilani!! Luxury BWM, very nice, clean and pristine. He was wonderful and from the moment we met him we knew we were going to have a great time. I would highly recommend him as we did another today, also very nice but it was a different type of tour.

Excellent tour! Our guide Julien was experienced and took the time to explain details to us along the way. We recommend this excursion to everyone!

Excellent tour for those who have very little time to discover these gorgeous sites

Great trip. Could have used a bit more aT pont du Gard but Aubrey e will go back

Our guide was helpful, patient, knowledgeable, and a safe driver.