Nimes and Arles: Visit Ancient (and Modern) France

You can enjoy modern France and be intrigued by Ancient France in two towns in southern France: Nimes and Arles. They aren’t far apart, so you can satisfy your historical curiosity alongside contemporary French culture on the same trip! (It’s like visiting Rome and France at the same time!) Nimes is a mid-sized city in the south of France close to Avignon (50 minutes drive southwest on the A9 & N100 routes). It lies in the area known as Languedoc,…

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What is the Languedoc ?

What is Languedoc France? It’s a region in France that covers the western curve of the Mediterranean coast. It extends from Provence to Spain and includes La Camargue, Montpellier, Nimes, and Ales, and embodies the South of France with fewer rugged hills. The Languedoc is one of the warmest, windiest, and driest places in France with a coastal area that, unlike Provence, is flat. There are long, sandy beaches, fishing towns, resorts, and medieval villages. All that you’d expect from…

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