How do I find a campground near Nîmes?
A city of Art and History in the department of Gard, Nîmes is renowned for its ancient heritage and its particularly festive southern atmosphere. Remarkably well preserved, the late 1st and early 2nd century Roman amphitheatre, 133 metres long and 101 metres wide, can accommodate up to 24,000 spectators! Open to visitors, these vast arenas regularly host shows, including the famous bullfights and bullfights in the Camargue. In order for you to be able to choose the best suited accommodation for your needs, we suggest that you quickly get in touch with the hosts on HomeCamper. If you want to spend your stay directly with the locals of the area who can share their knowledge of the region with you, don't hesitate to book your stay in advance!
What to visit in Nîmes?
An important landmark monument of the city of Nîmes is the Maison Carrée, a superb late 1st century Roman temple with columns surmounted by Corinthian capitals. In front of the Maison Carrée stands the Carré d'Art, a modern building that houses a museum of Contemporary Art. The city of Nîmes also has a Fine Arts Museum in which French and foreign paintings from the 14th to the 19th century are on display.
In addition to these attractions, there is the inevitable discovery of the Fountain Garden, a wonderful romantic park, classified as a Remarkable Garden, built in the 18th century around the source of Nemausus and the ancient remains of the Temple of Diana and the Magne Tower. A relaxing walk through this area reveals a French-style garden in the lower part, and a succession of Mediterranean plants, pines and cedars in the upper part. From the Magne Tower, at the top of Mount Cavalier, the view of the city's rooftops is superb!
Before leaving the capital of the Gard, don't forget to take a walk through the picturesque streets of the old town and have a drink on one of the pretty squares, such as the Place du Marché, the Place aux Herbes or the Place de l'Horloge.
In terms of events, the Pentecost Fair, in May, is a major five-day festive event during which the bull is king. In addition to its bullfights, the Feria de Nîmes is also an opportunity to celebrate with music, to the rhythm of the bandas, in the streets of the city center!
When to go to Nîmes?
Nîmes is characterized by a Mediterranean climate with a warm temperate summer. Winters are mild but humid, while summers are usually very hot. The climate of Nîmes is defined by the succession of the four seasons, where good weather prevails over rainfall because the city is among the sunniest in France.
Whether you own a caravan, a motorhome, or a van, get ready for a roadtrip filled with unique camping and sightseeing experiences!