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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Natalie Daz (2 years ago)
The Jardins de la Fontaine was one of the first public parks in Europe. In the 18th century, works to regulate the flow of the spring brought to light numerous remains from Roman times. Among these, the temple of Diana and the Magna Tower stand out. In addition, there was an ancient theater that unfortunately was buried and not included in the project. The Gardens were built around 1750 under the reign of Louis XV. It is a French style garden.
Sanghamitra Deb (3 years ago)
It is a magical place. There are many elements here but it's really well planned so it doesn't feel overwhelming. We found it by mistake and it felt like a miracle. Highly recommend.
Laurent VHolleb (3 years ago)
The parc is calm and you'd find some statues but there is not much to see.
Alex Y (3 years ago)
Beautiful, the view from the tower is worth it! On the way down, keep right and visit the temple of Diane / nice photo opportunity
Tana Moon (3 years ago)
The oldest public garden in Europe was spectacular. I could have stayed all day - ruins, grassy spots, the old baths, a temple.
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