Nîmes is a city with a population of around 142,200 in the département of Gard in the south of France. It has a stunning Roman Coliseum that is second only to Rome's. There are a few other fine Roman relics and Diana's Palace.
Nîmes-Garons Airportis located around 20km from the city centre. Ryanair operates regular flights to Nîmes from London (Luton) and Liverpool in England and Brussels (Charleroi) in Belgium. Prices for a one-way flight start from 8€ per person (including tax). In the summer, Iberia also operates flights to Nîmes from Palma de Mallorca on Saturdays. A shuttle bus  runs between the airport and Nîmes city centre (5€ per person for a one-way ticket).
Les Arenes (Roman Ampitheatre), Place des Arènes, ☎ 04-66-76-77. 9 am - 12.30 pm and 2 pm - 6 pm. a well preserved Roman arena that hosts bull fighting festivals in September. It was built 100 AD to seat 24,000 spectators It currently seats 10,000 when full and is an amazing site.edit
Maison Carré, a very well preserved first century Roman temple that would make Nîmes worth a visit even if there were nothing else to look at or enjoy in the city. It currently shows a 3D film of heroes of Nîmes.
Jardin de la Fontaine, home of Nîmes' other important Roman monuments, beautiful statues, and temple of Diane, which is to the left through the main entrance. Free entrance. The grounds close at sunset, in summer open till 10 pm.
Culturespaces operate the Arenes de Nîmes, Maison Carrée and the Tour Magne and offer a combined ticket.
The Office de Tourisme  prints a 50 page English booklet entitled "Bienvenue" each year, which isn't available off the shelf, unless you specifically ask for it. It contains lists of Hotels, Camp Sites, Restaurants and bars. They also print a Travel Guide with descriptions of the sights to see in Nimes.
The local speciality is the "brandade", chopped cod mixed with mashed potatoes, milk, garlic and olive oil. It can be tasted in many restaurants.
You can also try the "Gardiane de taureau", a ragout with bull meat and vegetables.
As an appetizer, have toasted bread with "Tapenade", an olive puree made with olives, olive oil and garlic.
L'Ancien Théâtre is a very nice gastronomic restaurant, that serves fine, local, fresh food for a very affordable price. A menu will cost up to 32€, including starter, main course, cheese and dessert.
If you are in a budget, go try La Truyes qui Filhe, a self-service that serves simple meals for little money, and reminds the visitor of an antique tavern - the place was built in the 14th century, and the name is the old French for "The runaway sow"! Only open on lunchtime.
The Grill Courtpaille  serves grilled traditional French food, and operates on the Parc Hotelier Ville Active.
The FUAJ youth hostel  has very friendly and informative local staff.
The Holiday Inn , Mercure , Ibis , Kyriad , Nimotel , Balladins  and the Hotel Formule 1  are all located in the retail park Parc Hotelier Ville Active, about 30 minutes' walk from the town centre (and over the main road from Carrefour hypermarket).
Le Pont du Gard - If you haven't had your fill of Roman constructions, this impressive aqueduct is 25km up the A9 from Nimes and clearly signposted from the motorway. In Roman times the aquaduct carried water destined for Nimes.