Wayne at the Nimes' Roman Amphitheater
A short walk from the Temple is the elliptical Roman Amphitheater built in the 1st or 2nd century AD. It is the best preserved Roman arena in France. At one point it was filled with medieval housing when the natives were sheltering behind the walls from Visigoths. Napoleon gentrified the arena and it is still used today as a bull fighting ring and concert area. We climbed to the top of the stands in a wind so fierce I though we would be blown off. I kept thinking of how poor Van Gogh mythically went crazy from the winds of south France.
Wayne at the Jardins de la Fontaine
As we walked to the final visit point, we noticed that the trees were getting green. Spring has sprung here. The Jardins de la Fontaine are built around the Roman thermal ruins. The park features the ruins of a temple to Diana, an assortment of canals, bridges and statues, an ancient Roman tower and some really cool koi. Pictures at flickr.