Nimes is a beautiful city. Emily and I visited here on a Sunday and the shops and some sites were closed. You have to make choices on trips and we should have chosen another day to visit this city. We did get to visit the Arena which the Romans built in the first century AD, it could seat 24,000 Romans. This is the town where our blue jean material was first manufactured, denim (de Nimes). The first settlers were Roman veterans form Augustus's Egyptian campaign in 31 BC.