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“Lovely peaceful place”

Jardins de la Fontaine
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Small Group Tour of Nimes, Uzes and Pont du Gard from Avignon
Ranked #1 of 52 things to do in Nimes
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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
“Lovely peaceful place”
Reviewed July 11, 2013

Give yourself a break for the sightseeing and have a pleasant walk through the gardens - they are delightful.

Visited July 2013
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Bedford, United Kingdom
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“Lovely, relaxing gem of a place!”
Reviewed July 10, 2013

We came here for 2 days of our trip and just loved it. We took the Tour Du Magne, the highest point of Nimes and then just chilled out by the fountains, dipping our toes in and did a spot of sunbathing. You can explore the other ruins and statues here, and then just relax with a picnic or a book. Stunning must see part of Nimes!

Visited June 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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“Pleasantly surprised”
Reviewed June 17, 2013

These gardens are well worth the 10 minute walk from the town centre. They're very well laid out, well kept and extremely colourful. The design of the waterways and the swans are enchanting. Certainly cool and pleasant on a hot day and probably also great on a bad day! The Tour Magne at the top of the hill behind the park also provides excellent views of the surrounds - there's a charge for this.

Visited May 2013
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France
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219 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
“Beautiful!”
Reviewed June 12, 2013

The lovely formal Water Garden is built on the old Roman site around the source of a stream. It is spacious, elegant and is a ‘must see’ place in Nîmes. On one of the pools there are a couple of black swans and a couple of white ones too.

This is a relaxing place to pass a few hours; wandering, reading, or chilling out, away from the bustle of the city. We love it here!

The gardens extend up the hill behind the water gardens and are worth exploring. On the top of the hill is the Tour Magne, a surviving part of the old Roman defences.

Entry to the gardens is free but there is a charge to go up the tower. The top is reached by a spiral staircase wound around a central pillar; not for those with vertigo!
Take a camera!

Visited June 2013
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San Francisco, California
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“Lovely Water-Filled Park”
Reviewed May 27, 2013

We took a long walk around the Jardins on our final day in Nimes. High points were seeing the white and black swans floating at the upper pool (follow the canals to the center of the park) and the so-called Temple of Diane.

Visited May 2013
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