Nîmes notes

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

Roman Games in Nîmes

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roman festivalThis weekend’s event in Nîmes was the Roman Games, or Les Grands Jeux Romains, with a theme of Cesar’s triumph. I will post more pictures on my Provence travel blog, so here’s just a “teaser”: one of the emblemic characters of the festival, the masked warrior. **Edit: Here now more pictures from the festival!

The festival was held now for the fourth time and as a historical reconstruction show, it is unique in Europe . Every year the theme has been a little different, but the main events remain basically the same: Roman ceremonies at the Maison Carrée, a parade, workshops for children, and of course, the games: with legionaries, gladiators, etc. You can watch the official trailer (of the last years) games here.

(Previous post on the Roman Games here, here and here.)

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

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