Ardèche and Auvergne

History of Ardèche and Auvergne

Pont du Gard

Pont du Gard

An incredible feat of Roman engineering set against a beautiful natural backdrop, this three tiered aqueduct is well worth a visit – and there’s a beach just 200m away.

Nimes amphitheatre

Nîmes

Often referred to as the Rome of France, Nîmes has a well-preserved amphitheatre (it’s enormous!), an elegant Roman temple (Maison Carrée) and the Castellum (the distribution point for water from the Pont du Gard). The Old Town is rather elegant with lots of chic boutiques and a thoroughly modern arts complex.