Nîmes is a city of many cultures : on the border between the Languedoc and Provence, near the Camargue and the Cévennes, it is both Romanic and Hispanic. The southern sun, the winds and many different influences have shaped the city for over 2000 years. At the crossroads of history and human relations, Nîmes has witnessed many major events of European history. Despite its many influences and paradoxes, its personality is unique.
The Arena in Nîmes is the best-preserved amphitheatre from the Roman Era. Dating from the end of the 1st century A.D., the perfect structure of the Arena illustrates the heights of engineering achievement by the Romans who designed and built this very complex of type of building.