Top business travel with a hotel in Nîmes
Nîmes is located near the coast in the south of France, and is a historic town with a wealth of brilliantly preserved Roman ruins. Its other claim to fame is as the origin of the word denim, i.e. "de Nîmes" or "from Nîmes". Today it’s an important centre of commerce in the region, with its Parc des Expositions hosting a range of large events throughout the year. Tourism is a large part of the city’s economy. Travellers are drawn to Nîmes hotels to take advantage of its incredible history and proximity to the sea and the city of Montpellier.
What is there to see around the city of Nîmes?
Highlights in Nîmes include the Nîmes Arena, Pont du Gard aqueduct and Maison Carré temple. These Roman constructions are remarkably well preserved and particularly useful for showing how the Romans lived, worked and constructed their buildings in the area thousands of years ago. The picturesque Jardin de la Fontaine also houses several monuments, including the Temple of Diana. There’s a lot to see for a relatively compact town, and all the main sights are walkable from each other.
What about the business side of the city?
The Parc des Expositions centre hosts a range of interesting commercial and cultural events. In the spirit of the town’s history, for example, is the Arts and Antiquaries Show and the European Archery Tournament. The Hotel Novotel Atria Nîmes Centre offers more private meeting space conveniently located in the centre of town. The largest employers in Nîmes are the tourism, administration and service industries.
Where else should I visit when I book my Nîmes hotel room?
The city enjoys embracing its ancient Roman heritage. For example, the large cinema complex opposite the Parc des Expositions is called the Kinepolis. If you’d like to further explore the captivating history around your Nîmes hotel, be sure to visit the Old Nîmes Museum, the Archaeological Museum and the Fine Art Museum. Each offers a unique perspective on the ancient culture of this fascinating region. When dining out, look out for the town’s speciality dish: brandade, a delicious Mediterranean baked cod dish served with potatoes and olive oil. Restaurant Skab and L’Ancien Théâtre are two great fine-dining restaurants in the city centre.