France is much more than Paris. It is true that its capital is one of the greatest attractions not only in the country, but in the world. But the French territory is home to many territories and areas that are well worth a visit because they surprise and are very pleasing. And one of those tours is precisely to discover its Roman past . A route of great beauty that is also a different way of touring France.
The route to discover the cracks of Rome in the French country has an epicenter: Nîmes. This town is a local destination, but it has a great historical and artistic heritage . Not surprisingly, it is known as the " French Rome ".
In this town are located some of the Roman monuments that are best preserved in the world, such as its amphitheater , which hosted the fight of wild beasts and gladiators since the end of the 1st century after Christ. Today this space allows various activities to be held, ranging from bullfights to congresses, concerts or sporting events.
The Roman wall , as well as the temple La Casa Cuadrada or La Torre Magne are other attractions that can be visited in this city in which you should not miss the Gardens of the Fountain or the market , which is one of the busiest places in town.
The Roman heritage contrasts with the rest of the city, although they have come together to create a town with a pedestrian center , which invites you to stroll and enjoy a very relaxed atmosphere.
And, in addition to all the art and heritage, Nîmes is also known for its rich gastronomy. Among the dishes that are recommended to try is the cod brandade , which is original from this area.
Of course, the gastronomic list also features cheeses and foie , which can be accompanied by rich wines from the Costières de Nîmes, one of the oldest and largest vineyards in all of France.