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Located in the southern region of France, Nimes is an ancient city with a history dating back as far as the Roman Empire. The city is a popular tourist destination and welcomes visitors from all over the world. With its name derived from a spring within a Roman village, car hire in Nimes West Delta is an excellent way to explore the important facets of the city's history.
Nimes has a reputation for being a very rich and strategically important city during the Roman Empire. This has resulted in a number of ancient Roman ruins spread through the city. Built during the 2nd century AD, the Roman amphitheatre was once the sight of the infamous bullfights. After walking down memory lane at the amphitheatre, take the cheap car hire in Nimes West Delta to a few other major landmarks.
Built by Agrippa, the Maison Carree or the Square House has been standing since 19 BC. This small Roman temple now opens its doors for visitors to view a short film on the history of Nimes. The Pont du Gard was also built by Agrippa and was the major aqueduct that carried water throughout the Gardon River Valley.
Car rental in Nimes West Delta makes accessing other well-preserved Roman ruins such as Mount Cavalier fairly easy. The Musee des Beau-Arts de Nimes offers a bit of insight into the rich art and culture history of the city.