The great oval structure in downtown Nîmes is reminiscent of both the battle stricken history and beauty that prevailed in the era it was built.
Built in 70 A.D., the arena once hosted events such as animal hunts and gladiatorial games to the likeness of the citizens. Today, the forms of entertainment have evolved into much more. Musical acts from across the globe perform concerts to thousands. In addition, bullfighting and bull runs have become increasingly popular during Feria de Nîmes — a major bullfighting festival.