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Nîmes is a city in the south of France and is in the Languedoc-Roussillon region. It is the prefecture of the Gard department. Its population is around 133,000 (1999). Nîmes dates back to the Roman Empire.

History[change | change source]

Nîmes was an important Roman town. Many sites have been discovered, including:

  • The temple of Diane
  • The Maison Carrée
  • The Nîmes amphitheatre, the best-preserved in France.

The town was supplied with water by the Pont du Gard.

Sister cities[change | change source]

Nîmes is twinned with: