Languedoc-Roussillon, France travel info

Guide to Languedoc-Roussillon, France

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Area (sq km): 547,030
Population: 64,102,140
Nationality: French
Local Name: France
Language: French
Time Zone: +1 GMT
Currency: 1 euro = 100 cents
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Capital: Paris
Dialling Code: +33
Electricity: 230V/50Hz
Internet Code: .fr
Religion: Roman Catholic
Climate: Mediterranean,
Marine West Coast
Government: Republic
Inoculations: None
Driving: Right
Int'l License: Not Required
Banking: M-F 9.00-17.00
Major Airports: Biarritz(BIQ),
Bordeaux(BOD),
Dijon(DIJ),
Marseille(MRS),
Nice(NCE),
Paris(CDG),
Toulouse(XYT)

Bullfighting in Nimes & France villas

From France villas explore the world class attractions in Nimes and do plan your holiday during the Nimes Pentecost Festival ensuring that you take in bullfighting in Nimes. This way you experience the best that Nimes tourism has to offer.

Nimes Pentecost Festival
Nimes Pentecost Festival

Exploring Nimes tourism can be a highlight of any France villas holiday. The tourist attractions in Nimes like the Maison Carree and other Roman antiquities are second to none. In order to experience the best of Nimes, visit during the Nimes Penecost Festival in May. The festival has gained an international following and it is the perfect time to experience bullfighting in Nimes at Les Arenes, one of the greatest Roman amphitheatres in the world.

Attractions in Nimes

Nimes is a city with a turbulent past that has grown into one of France’s premier holiday destinations. The attractions in Nimes are abundant and spending a few days in French villas here will surely not disappoint the avid traveller. The Roman influence in Nimes is obvious and one of Europe’s best preserved amphitheatres is here.

The old Roman Castellum transported water throughout the city, and the Porte Auguste and Maison Carree are also important Roman remains. The splendid Jardin de la Fontaine was the centre of the ancient town founded by the Gauls. Today it is a majestic garden with pools, fountains and the Tour Magne, which is part of the old Roman walls.

Of the attractions in Nimes to visit from France villas, one very unlikely one seems to be atop most tourist’s lists; the bus stop designed by world famous design genius, Philippe Starck. The museums in Nimes are also definitively brilliant. The best are the Nimes Natural History Museum (Musee Archeologique), Nimes Fine Art Museum (Musee des Beaux Arts) and the Nimes Art Complex (Carre d’Art or Musee d’Art Contemporain).

Bullfighting in Nimes

Stay at France villas in Nimes to experience bullfighting in a more humane fashion. Les Arenes is perhaps the most fantastic historic site in Nimes. It is also the home of bullfighting in Nimes. Les Arenes is ancient, beginning construction in the 1st century AD. The stadium holds about 25,000 and seeing a bullfight from 2,000 year old stone seats backed by Roman arches is unrivalled. Bullfighting in Nimes is less a sport and more a passion.

It is frequently the scene of young daredevils grabbing combs and ribbons from the bull’s horns before dashing to safety. The good thing is that this is typically bloodless bullfighting, so bulls go home to hearty food and shelter. The Spanish influence has left this traditional alive and thriving in Nimes and in many other towns and cities around Languedoc-Roussillon.

Nimes Pentecost Festival & bullfighting in Nimes

One of the most important and internationally well known festivals in Nimes, is the Nimes Pentecost Festival, or Feria de Pentecote. The Nimes Pentecost Festival is steeped in Iberian and modern Spanish influence. One of the main attractions of the festival held in May is the bullfights in Les Arenes, the grand Roman amphitheatre.

Reminiscent of Pamplona is the running of bulls in Nimes during the Pentecost Festival. For the five days of the Nimes Pentecost Festival the bullring hosts bullfighting and concerts. The city itself celebrates with live music, dancing, free flowing wine and feasts of such opulence you’ll find yourself full to the brim at most times. Book France villas today and see for yourself the excitement during the Nimes Pentecost Festival.

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