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Nξmes ( The prefecture of the department of Gard, 133 600 inhabitants) is on the Domitian Way running from Spain to Italy, but the towns neither completely Provenηal nor completely Languedocian.
It is a point where several cultures meet. But at the same time the different periods that have marked the town have been integrated into a unified architectural and culture whole. We find it as fascinating today as if it had just been built.
A town of the south, half Latin, half Andalusian, Nξmes cultivates the art of living well...
The Roman Amphitheater :

Built at the end of the 1st century AD, the Nξmes Arena, even if it is not largest, is without doubt the best preserved of Roman amphitheaters. Elliptical in shape, some 133 meters by 101 meters, it has virtually always been used for festivities. Originally it was the site of wild beast hunts and gladiatorial combats. Its 34 tiers are fed by five concentric galleries and provide seating 23,000, carefully allocated from the bottom to the top according to social status.
Today the Arena is the site of all sorts of sporting and cultural activities
The Corridas in Nξmes havethe reputation of providing someof the finest bull-fighters and the
finest bulls from the best stock farms.Each year the town renews its ties with the Bull.

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