Nîmes notes

a picture diary from a Roman town in the south of France

The creative Gallo-Roman artisans


The May theme of CDP is Creative artisan, and to be honest, I couldn’t first think of anything to post. Sure, there are a lot of artisans in Nîmes, but do I ever see them at work? Then I saw Steffe’s wonderful pictures of the Vikings, and suddenly remembered these snapshots I took last year at the Nîmes Roman festival. Leathermakers, potters, mosaic makers, oil lamp makers… and what else.

The festival, Les Grands Jeux Romains, is actually just around the corner: if you’re into Roman history, be in Nîmes on May 4th and 5th! History buffs and artisans from different areas of Europe (France, Germany, Italy…) gather together to celebrate the Roman history of Nîmes. And it’s great fun 🙂

Click here to see more creative artisans around the world.

Edit: More pictures of this years Great Roman Games in my other blog here!


Author: nimes notes

Picture diaries from Nîmes (and Marseille), South of France

12 thoughts on “The creative Gallo-Roman artisans

  1. Fantastic, looks like slices of bread at first!

  2. i must be hungry, i thought they were making sandwiches in the thumbnail 😀 you have a great series of artisans!

  3. A great selection of artisans

  4. It’s great that you captured them actually at work, a rich portrait of artisans!

  5. This is a fabulous array of artisans! I really like that they are teaching the next generation. A perfect theme post!

  6. Pingback: Roman Games in Nîmes | Nîmes notes

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