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Nîmes (/niːm/; French: [nim]; Provençal Occitan: Nimes [ˈnimes]) is a city in the Languedoc-Roussillon region of southern France. It is the capital of the Gard department. Nîmes is located between the Mediterranean Sea and the Cévennes mountains. The estimated population of Nîmes is 146,709 (2012). Nîmes has a rich history, dating back to the Roman Empire when the city was home to 50,000–60,000 people. Several famous monuments are in Nîmes, such as the Nîmes Arena and the Maison Carrée. Because of this, Nîmes is often referred to as the French Rome.


Nimes is a small city located in the south of France. The place has quite a reputation for being home to the striking Roman Coliseum that is closely on par with Rome's. The city literally boasts of French history with its old relics and architecture that dates centuries' back during Roman Empire. It is still home to many Roman monuments like the Nîmes Arena and the Maison Carrée, which is perhaps the reason why it is also deemed as France's Rome. For travellers, there are various other prominent sites like Tour Magne and The Jardins de la Fontaine that are must see here. Perfect for explorers and those who love arts and history!


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Facts and Stats for Nimes*

  • Pollution Statistics in Nimes

    Know the pollution level of Nimes before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 28.57 (Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 50 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 25 (Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 25 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 18.75 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 75 (High)
  • Nimes: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Nimes for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Nimes.

    • Burglary and Theft 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 50 (Moderate)
    • Car Stealing 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 25 (Low)
    • Drug offense 37.5 (Low)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 100 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 87.5 (Very High)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 37.5 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 37.5 (Low)
  • Living in Nimes - Quality of Life

    • Safety Index 82.03 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 30.17 (Low)
    • Health Care Index 25 (Low)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Nimes

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Nimes

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.32 USD
    • International Movie per seat 11.56 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 34.69 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 83.83 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 94.47 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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