6 - 探索歐克語區Pays d'OC

6 - 探索歐克語區Pays d'OC

Nîmes, Montpellier (4 days)In Nîmes Roman and contemporary buildings stand side by side, representing a 2000 year history, in Montpellier, capital of  Languedoc Roussillon, enjoy some great walks, architecture and heritage.

Nîmes

Ancient Rome meets modern life, the Camargue coast meets the Cévennes mountains, the traditional cultures of Languedoc and of Provence live on, side by side - Nîmes is a city of contrasts!  Over its 2000 year history it has been shaped by the sun and wind of southern France.  Wander through the quaint streets in the centre of the town and you will find yourself steeped in Roman history, the splendour of the 17th century, or come upon buildings designed by the greatest contemporary architects.  Don’t wait a moment longer, come and enjoy the extraordinary wealth of things to do and see in Nîmes.

Do not miss:

•The Férias de Pentecôte (Whitsun bullfights, May-June) and the wine harvest (September).•The "Jeudis de Nîmes" in July and August (Thursday evening craft markets).•The Arènes, the best-conserved Roman amphitheatre in the world, featuring a new audio-guided and illustrated tour; La Maison Carrée (Roman temple) featuring a brand new 3-D film; Les Jardins de la Fontaine, one of the first and finest public gardens in Europe. •In the nearby countryside is the Pont du Gard, a Roman aqueduct. This UNESCO World Heritage site  includes new facilities including a museum, 2,500m² (27,000 square foot) multimedia exhibition, a film (subtitled in several languages) and the "Ludo" area, an educational, interactive space for young visitors. Also on site: shop selling regional products, two restaurants and an independent botanical walk with accompanying printed guide.

Getting there:

-By Train: 2 hours 51 minutes from Paris by TGV.-By Road: 40 minutes from Montpellier, via the A9 motorway.

Contact: Tel. 0033 466 58 38 00 www.ot-nimes.fr

 

Montpellier

Montpellier and the South of France: an unbeatable destinationOnly 11 km (7 miles) from the Mediterranean, Montpellier is the ideal holiday destination, combining a vibrant city with some of the world's most prestigious historic sites.Constructed by the world's greatest architects, and with the wealth of a thousand year history (mansions, narrow medieval streets, Europe’s oldest medical school, and more), Montpellier is also home to one of Europe’s most important fine art collections (the Musée Fabre), internationally-famous festivals, and uniquely wonderful fine food coupled with great wines. It is also a top destination for learning the French language, and a city famous for world-class stringed instrument makers and a centre of business tourism.

Do not miss:

•The Musée Fabre, whose fine arts collection includes Courbet, Delacroix, and a wing devoted to contemporary art and the painter Pierre Soulages.•The places that symbolize the city, like the Place de la Comédie, the old town with its historic mansions, the medical school, St Pierre cathedral and the neoclassical Antigone district. •Odysseum is a new leisure centre, built on a futurist concept that takes visitors on a trip worthy of Ulysses’ Odyssey.  There are go-karts, the "Mare Nostrum" aquarium, the "Galilée" planetarium, bowling lanes, etc. as well as the shops and many themed restaurants.  It is a must for groups in search of leisure activities.•The Amazonian glasshouse at Montpellier zoo.•The new craft studios (opening June 2009) in the city centre, reserved for artist craftsmen and “made in Montpellier” products.

Getting there:

-By Train: 3 hours 15 minutes from Paris by TGV. 10 mins from the International Airport-By Air: Montpellier Méditerranée International Airport 

Contact: Tel. 0033 467 60 60 60 www.ot-montpellier.fr