Jardins de la Fontaine

Nîmes, France

The Jardins de la Fontaine (Gardens of the Fountain) are built around the Roman thermae ruins. The remains of Roman baths were discovered on the site in the eigheenth century and the gardens were laid out using the old foundations with canals, terraces and water-basins.


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Founded: 100-200 AD
Category: Miscellaneous historic sites in France
Historical period: Roman Gaul (France)


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Kirill Maksimkin (9 months ago)
Amazing park with access to the Tour Mange! Highly recommend. You can even take a yoga class here
Jacob Jozefiak (9 months ago)
Beautiful public gardens. Lots of space to lose yourself in from the bustle of the city. Roman ruins open in the park are worth checking out.
Stmp275 (9 months ago)
Absolutely stunning place to visit . It’s situated in a beautiful spot . The park is really nice to walk round . Theres plenty of fish to see swimming about carp I think , There’s toilets close by with disabled access to . There’s a little cafe situated just outside the gates by the toilets . Serves beautiful sandwiches & coffee , Don’t miss out visiting here .
Megan Hunter (10 months ago)
Stunning gardens!! Toilet facilities, lovely cafe/restaurant plenty of benches to rest on and beautiful view if you climb the tower! Lovely place to visit! And lots of hidden little wildlife areas/bumble bee sections to protect wildlife!
Terry Firkin (10 months ago)
Very large park complete with Roman ruins. Park built early 19th century, fountains etc and lovely walks, very relaxing place and great for a picnic.
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