Nîmes, a city in the Languedoc-Roussillon region of southern France, was an important outpost of the Roman Empire. It’s known for well-preserved monuments such as the Arena of Nîmes, a double-tiered circa-70 A.D. amphitheater still in use for concerts and bullfights. The Maison Carrée white limestone temple and Pont du Gard tri-level aqueduct are around 2,000 years old. Nîmes has a rich history, dating back to the Roman Empire when the city was home to 50,000–60,000 people. Nîmes has a mediterranean climate that is one of the warmest in France. Its slightly inland, southerly location results in hot air over the city during summer months, whereas winters are cool to mild but not cold.