Mercure Nimes Ouest

46 rue Tony Garnier, Nîmes, Languedoc-Roussillon, 30900, France | 3 star hotel
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Travel Blogs from Nīmes

Trip on the TGV

A travel blog entry by techboy10

I'm in Avignon, in a lovely old hotel inside the walled town. I had an interesting experience on the TGV coming over from Nice today. Stupidly, I managed to sit at the correct seat number, but in the wrong carriage. Well, I was booted out of my seat part-way along the journey. You aren't supposed to make the same mistake twice; but I think I've done this before! Cathie, ...

Day trip to Arles

A travel blog entry by braeoz

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We made a half day trip to Arles from Nimes by train.

Being a small village we were able to see most of what there was in the central part quite easily. There is the main arena, roughly the same size as the arena in Nimes, and also the Ampitheatre nearby, which is mostly ruins now.

The other main attraction of ...

Crocodiles and palm trees

A travel blog entry by braeoz

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... it was the weekend and very soon after New Year's Day.

I missed out on seeing the Gardens and the Castle as I arrived late and they'd already done it.

From here we also did a half-day trip to Arles - see next entry.
There are other smaller villages around to do day trips to/from, such as Avignon.
Marseilles and Montpelier are also 2-3 hours away by train.
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3 days in Nimes

A travel blog entry by nettybu

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... It was built as a venue for gladiatorial combat and was rare that a skilled Gladiator was killed. After the collapse of Rome in 476AD it became a fortress and knights' head quarters. Until its 19th century restoration it was used as home to 2,000 people in slum conditions. Today it is one of t best preserved of all the Roman Amphitheaters. We spent ...

Mon chapeau est dans le restaurant en haut

A travel blog entry by dadonatrain

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... automatically, unless some of Mrs. Hall's two years of high school French actually sunk in after all!

*If it sounds as if I'm bragging, I promise you I don't mean this to sound that way. I'm doing this blog at least as much for my own memory of the trip as for anyone else's amusement or enjoyment, so please indulge me here...
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Location

This 3 star hotel, located on 46 rue Tony Garnier, Nīmes, is near Nimes Coloseum, Roman Ampitheatre (Arenes), Maison Carree, and Carre d'Art/Musee d'Art Contemporain.
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