With more than 154,000 inhabitants and an area of 16,150 hectares, Nîmes is the 18th largest city in France. The city of Antonine is also known worldwide for the majesty and exceptional conservation of its Roman monuments. In this setting of 2,000 years of history, the city, which has been awarded the "Ville d'Art et d'Histoire" (City of Art and History) label, seduces visitors with the beauty of its old town centre, an exceptional historical heritage centre with numerous private mansions, witnesses of a rich past.
Nîmes has a rich and diversified plant heritage, ranging from the historic gardens in the city centre to the neighbourhood squares and numerous natural areas. The city practices ecological management of its green and natural spaces, which is fully in line with the principles of sustainable development.
Ranked as the 5th greenest city in France according to the Observatoire des Villes vertes and oxygenated by 372 ha of public spaces and 1,080 ha of natural spaces, carefully maintained, the city has 4 flowers in the Villes et Villages fleuris label. Nîmes is also a WHO Health City and a Child Friendly City.
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The green heritage is 1 452 ha or 94 m² per inhabitant - Read more
Very early on, Nîmes' heritage attracted a number of visitors, as shown by the numerous illustrations and guides published in the 16th and 17th centuries. The first tourist office was created in 1903 and the town has continued to strengthen its appeal. Today, nearly 2 million visitors from all over the world come to Nîmes every year. This raises the question of the development of sustainable tourism that is both reasonable and respectful of the environment. The Tourist Office is therefore making strong commitments within its own structure and in its operating model, raising awareness among its visitors and supporting service providers in the implementation of more virtuous actions for future generations.