6 days in Nimes & Montpellier Itinerary

6 days in Nimes & Montpellier Itinerary

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Nimes

— 2 nights

French Rome

Nîmes has a rich history dating back to the Roman Empire, with a stunning coliseum that is second only to Rome's.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Temple de Diane, Amphitheatre (les Arenes), Musee de la Romanite, and other attractions you added. On the 8th (Thu), don't miss a visit to Tour Magne, then take in nature's colorful creations at Jardins de la Fontaine, and then steep yourself in history at Temple de Diane. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of St-Trophime Cloister (Cloitre St-Trophime), then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eglise St-Trophime, and then explore the ancient world of Amphitheatre (les Arenes).

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Nimes road trip planner.

Barcelona, Spain to Nimes is an approximately 4-hour travel. You can also drive; or take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Barcelona in October, expect slightly colder with lows of 14°C in Nimes. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Montpellier.

Things to do in Nimes

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

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Montpellier

— 3 nights
"Montpellier is a modern, compact, and fast-growing city about 10 km (6 mi) inland from the Mediterranean coast with an active, youthful vibe.
You've added Jardin des Plantes, Porte du Peyrou, Promenade du Peyrou, and other attractions to your itinerary. Cathedrale St-Pierre and Eglise Saint-Roch will appeal to history buffs. Appreciate the collections at Musee Fabre and Le Pavillon Populaire. Get out of town with these interesting Montpellier side-trips: Aigues-Mortes (Eglise Notre-Dame des Sablons, Salin d'Aigues-Mortes, &more). Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of Place de la Comedie, don't miss a visit to Place Saint-Roch, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Notre-Dame-des-Tables, and see the interesting displays at Carre Sainte-Anne.

For traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Montpellier vacation planner.

Take a train from Nimes to Montpellier in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in October, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride back home.

Things to do in Montpellier

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

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