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The 10 Best Cultural Hotels in Nîmes, France
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The 10 Best Cultural Hotels in Nîmes, France

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Updated: 9 February 2017
One of the most cultural cities in France, with its large number of historical attractions which include the spectacular Roman Arena and the stunning Maison Carrée, Nîmes is the perfect place to for a vacation. Read Culture Trip’s guide to the best places to stay.
Torero, Nîmes arena
Torero, Nîmes arena | © Wolfgang Staudt/Flickr

Hôtel de l'Amphithéâtre

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Hôtel de l’Amphithéâtre

Just a few metres from the magnificent, iconic arena of Nîmes itself, Hôtel de l’Amphithéâtre is an enchanting little boutique full of character. The building used to be two separate 17th and 18th century hotels but they have since been joined and renovated, while still retaining an old-world charm complete with that large winding staircase and tasteful decorations. The breakfast is as charming as the rest of this cosy boutique, with lovingly homemade breads and jams.

4, Rue des Arènes, Nîmes, France +33 (0)4 66 67 28 51

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Continental breakfast | © Matt_Weibo/Flickr
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La Maison Rousseau

Located right on the edge of the fascinating old quarter, La Maison Rousseau is a charming bed and breakfast. Each of the three beautiful rooms of this lovely guest house is large and individually decorated, giving it a very personal vibe. A generous continental breakfast is served on the gorgeous upstairs patio, or in the pleasant dining room, and consists of fresh, organic products to boot.

6, Rue de la Parisière, Nîmes, France +33 (0)6 20 32 30 43

Hôtel Jardins Secrets

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One of the beautiful rooms at Hôtel Jardins Secrets | © Hôtel Jardins Secrets

Hôtel Jardins Secrets

Conveniently located just a few hundred metres from the train station, Hôtel Jardins Secrets is a stunning boutique that seems more like a work of art in itself than a hotel. It is full of fascinating antiques and a beautiful artistic, nostalgic décor that transports guests to another world. The walled garden is idyllic and contains a little pool that is especially welcome after a long day of sightseeing in the hot summer months.

3, Rue Gaston Maruéjols, Nîmes, France +33 (0)4 66 84 82 64

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Jardins de la Fontaine
Jardins de la Fontaine | © Spiterman/Flickr
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Hotel Imperator

Just a few paces from the stunning Jardins de la Fontaine, Hotel Imperator is an enchanting hotel with an old-style feel and décor, dating back to the 1920s, that is juxtaposed with modern comforts and luxury. Guests will join the ranks of a number of famous cultural figures who also stayed here, including Hemingway, Picasso and Jean Cocteau.

15, Rue Gaston Boissier, Nîmes, France +33 (0)4 66 21 90 30

Esplanade Charles de Gaulle
Esplanade Charles de Gaulle | © Dennis Jarvis/Flickr
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La Maison de Sophie

Situated close to the pretty square, Esplanade Charles de Gaulle, La Maison de Sophie is a luxurious, converted bourgeois house, dating back to the very early 20th century. This luxurious bed and breakfast contains an impressive collection of art and lovely vintage furniture with an Art Déco feel, transporting guests back to another era. The beautiful garden contains a number of different flowers and a refreshing pool to dive in.

31, Avenue Carnot, Nîmes, France +33 (0)4 66 70 96 10

French meal
French meal | © Alpha/Flickr

Le Pré Galoffre

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Le Pré Galoffre

Just a couple of minutes’ drive from the centre of Nîmes, Le Pré Galoffre is a lovely, family-run hotel, away from the hustle and bustle of the city centre. It boasts a large garden and refreshing pool, as well as large, comfortable and tastefully decorated rooms. Especially of note is the restaurant that provides a generous French breakfast and a substantial dinner, consisting of a three course meal; each dish made with fresh, local produce and served outside on the breezy terrace.

Route de Générac, Nîmes, France +33 (0)4 66 29 65 41

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Hôtel des Tuileries

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A clam bedroom setting in Hotel des Tuileries | © Hotel des Tuileries

Hôtel des Tuileries

Ideally placed just on the edge of the old quarter, Hôtel des Tuileries is a great, independently run hotel boasting fabulous views of this gorgeous city, which are best enjoyed from the delightful little balconies that each room spills out onto. The breakfast of this little hotel is of top quality too, using local, fresh ingredients to provide an authentic French experience. The quaint little bar also serves great quality beer, including beer local to Nîmes itself.

22, Rue Roussy, Nîmes, France +33 (0)4 66 21 31 15

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Mas de Boudan

Located just a few minutes from the town centre, Mas de Boudan is a comfortable and charming little hotel, attached to a superb bistro and gastronomic restaurant. The breakfast is served on a lovely terrace and the rooms are tastefully decorated in a contemporary style. The restaurant Jérôme Nutile must also be mentioned for its superb quality and stunning landscaped garden, in which guests can enjoy the exquisitely presented, sublime, and inventive French dishes on offer.

351, Chemin Bas du Mas de Boudan, Nîmes, France +33 (0)4 66 40 60 75

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Acanthe du Temple Hôtel

Situated on the outskirts of the old quarter, the family-run Acanthe du Temple Hôtel is nestled in a fascinating historical structure that dates back to the 17th century and has been welcoming guests for more than half a century. This modest establishment is tastefully and interestingly decorated and a very comfortable and cosy place to stay that will make guests immediately feel very much at home.

Place du Château, Nîmes, France +33 (0)4 66 67 54 61

Coffee on the patio
Coffee on the patio | © davharuk/Flickr

Hôtel Côté Patio

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The colour patio at Hôtel Côté Patio | © Hôtel Côté Patio

Hôtel Côté Patio

Just a short walk from the centre of town, the enchanting Hôtel Côté Patio is a quirky hotel full of personality, with an interesting décor, individual to each charming room, and a motley collection of objects of curiosity dotted throughout. Its most notable feature, as suggested by its name, is its wonderful patio, sat in the centre of the hotel. Prettily decorated, this is a tranquil spot for breakfast or an afternoon coffee.

31, Rue de Beaucaire, Nîmes, France +33 (0)4 66 67 60 17

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