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Nîmes is an absolute gem of a city located in southern France. It features gorgeous and remarkably well-preserved Romanesque and Gothic castles, cathedrals, buildings and remains.

Book your Nîmes car hire in advance with Enjoy Travel for a trip to discover this pretty city.Car hire prices in Nîmes start from just €24 per day for a mini car like a Renault Twingo or similar.

Guide to Nimes

Geography

Nîmes is found in the Occitanie region, within the Gard prefecture. It is located midway between the Mediterranean Sea and Cévennes.

Climate in Nîmes

Although Nîmes is classified as having a Mediterranean climate, it’s actually slightly wetter than a typical Mediterranean climate. You can expect moderately rainy summers and cool winters, with a bit of snowfall.

Culture

Nicknamed ‘the most Roman city outside Italy’ and ‘French Rome,’ Nîmes’ rich history dates back to the Roman Empire when the city was a regional capital.

Things to do in Nimes

Discover Roman ruins

Deep dive into the influence that the Roman Empire had on Nîmes through spectacular monuments like the elliptical Roman Amphitheatre, which still occasionally hosts bullfighting and concerts; the Maison Carrée (Square House), a small and extremely well-preserved Roman temple; the 18th-century Jardins de la Fontaine (Gardens of the Fountain) built around the Roman thermae ruins.

Enjoy architecture and art

The Nîmes Cathedral is also a must-see if you are a fan of Romanesque and Gothic architecture and art. It is dedicated to Saint Castor of Apt and is believed to be the site of the temple of Augustus. Do not miss the Musée des Beaux-Arts de Nîmes, a fine arts museum boasting Roman antiquities, old master paintings and modern paintings. For modern art, check out Carré d'Art, containing Nemausus, a post-modern residential ensemble.

Eating out in Nimes

For a cosy and eclectic restaurant serving French cuisine and regional wines, swing by Le Resto. They are known for their carefully curated dishes featuring seasonal ingredients and friendly service. If you’re in the mood for classic French dishes with global twists, try Le Dé-K-Lé Resto Épicerie. We recommend sitting on their sidewalk tables to watch the proceedings of this charming city. i Fratelli brings you the taste of Calabria in the middle of Nîmes. Some say they serve the best pizza and arancini in the whole of France!

Nimes Transport

Airport

Nîmes-Alès-Camargue-Cévennes Airport (FNI) serves the city of Nîmes and surrounding areas.

Getting around Nîmes

The Gare de Nîmes is the central railway station, offering connections to Paris, Marseille, Montpellier, and Barcelona, among others.Nîmes bus station is adjacent to the railway station. Hiring a car is also a popular option among those who want greater comfort and flexibility to go off the beaten track. The motorway A9 connects Nîmes with Orange, Montpellier, Narbonne, and Perpignan, the A54 with Arles and Salon-de-Provence.

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FAQs about car hire in Nîmes

Most frequently asked questions about hiring a car in Nîmes

The average cost per day of hiring a car in Nîmes is just €32.
Prices for Nîmes car hire start from just €24 when booking in advance with Enjoy Travel.
To hire a car in Nîmes you must be at least 21 years old.
Additional drivers can be added to your Nîmes car hire agreement upon request.
The best car for exploring Nîmes would be a compact car like a Renault Twingo or similar.
Nîmes is one of the inexpensive parts of France. On average you’ll be spending €64 per day.
You can find an Opel/Vauxhall Combo in the off-peak season for €27 per day.
If you’re planning to explore Nîmes in its entirety with absolute convenience then renting a car is your best choice..
While in Nîmes you must visit the arena of Nimes, Maison Carrée, Porte Auguste, Gardens of the Fontaine and Castellum Aquae.
If you wonder when to visit Nimes, you can do it all year round. From June to September the weather is hot and dry.
It is €170 for a week, or €24.29 per day.
It’s €780 for a month, or €26 per day.
The average price of a litre of fuel can vary between EUR 1.25 and EUR 1.14.