Visit Nîmes, French Rome


The Best Western L'Orangerie Hotel is ideally located in Nîmes, within walking distance of the train station, as well as the city center and its arenas. Nîmes is nicknamed "French Rome" because it has many vestiges from Roman times. Candidate for registration as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, it is a city that is both ancient and modern. During your stay in our 3-star hotel in Nîmes, visit: the Maison Carrée, the Arena, the Temple of Diana, the Tour Magne, the Museum of Romanity, the Bois des Espeisses or even the Castellum Aquae. Ask our teams for advice, they know their region perfectly and will be able to guide you in the choice of your activities and your visits.

A still wild territory The Camargue

The Camargue Regional Natural Park is an exceptional place, where preserved and wild flora and fauna come together. Take advantage of your stay in our establishment to visit this territory and immerse yourself in the local culture. Take a horseback ride, go to a herd, visit the town of Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer and stroll on the hiking trails that pass close to the ponds.

Relax on a fine sandy beach The Mediterranean

In less than 45 minutes by car, you will be on the first fine sandy beaches of the Mediterranean. Take your beach towel and go to the water's edge. With family, friends or lovers, the sun of the South of France, the sound of cicadas and the color of the water will charm you. On the beach, on the terrace in typical fishing ports or in lively seaside resorts, the Mediterranean will delight you.

The most impressive Roman remains Gard's Bridge

23 kilometers from our Best Western Hotel L'Orangerie, is the majestic Pont du Gard. This aqueduct was built by the Romans in the 1st century AD. It will impress you with its spectacular dimensions: 49 meters high and three rows of arches. It remains today the only example of an ancient 3-storey bridge still in condition. Walks in the heart of the scrubland, exceptional panoramas, a multimedia museum and river beaches and a large green park are all good reasons to go to the Pont du Gard.

Exceptional smells and flavors Provence

At the gates of Nîmes, is the territory of Provence. Bordered by mountains and the Mediterranean Sea, Provence is a land cradled by the culture of wine, lavender, honey and olive oil. Let yourself be charmed by the colorful landscapes like Aix-en-Provence, Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, Arles or even Gordes. The accent of the locals, the sound of cicadas, the games of pétanque and the culinary tastings will punctuate your visit to Provence.

Bordered by the Rhône, the Camargue and the Mediterranean Arles

This commune of Bouches-du-Rhône is the largest in France by area. The number of activities to be carried out, monuments to visit and places to discover is important. We will recommend a walk in the green territory of the Camargue, a session of idleness in the streets of the city, a walk on the banks of the Rhône or a more cultural visit in the vestiges of the Roman era which are not lacking: 'Amphitheater, the ancient theater, cryptoporticos and the thermal baths of Constantine.

The City of the Popes Avignon

Just 45 kilometers from our hotel with garden in Nîmes, is a town steeped in history and marked by the Passage des Papes. Famous for its festival, it is also home to many exceptional monuments: Notre Dame des Doms, the Palais des Papes, the Rocher des Doms and the Petit Palais museum. The best known of all remains the Pont d'Avignon, its real name the Pont Saint Bénézet. Avignon is a city to visit during your stay at the Hotel Best Western L'Orangerie.

Uzès, medieval city, markets and gastronomy Uzès

By its beauty, the city of Uzès was labeled, 'City of Art and History' in 2008 and recognized by the Michelin Guide, '3 stars - worth the detour'.

With the Fenestrelle Tower, the cathedral, the hotel du Baron de la Castille, the Duchy and the Place aux Herbes with its many terraces, the city is a walker's paradise.

Recently, the Uzès market was named one of the 'Most beautiful market in France', every Wednesday and Saturday morning, with its local producers and its crafts, it's a unique moment, on the Place aux Herbes.

Throughout the winter, the city comes alive around the black truffle. Land rich in this diamond, Uzès has acquired an international reputation around exceptional events (January 2019, Uzès has become the European capital of truffles). Also, every year, in order to celebrate this excellent product, Uzès organizes the 'Uzès Truffle Weekend', the third weekend of January.

Uzès and Uzège have many wine estates. Produced in the 3 colors, these wines mainly have the Appellations d'Origines Contrôlés, Duchy of Uzès and Côtes du Rhône.

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