Nîmes, located in the Occitanie region of Southern France, is often referred to as the ‘most Roman city outside Italy’, owing to its rich history dating back to the Roman Empire and numerous preserved monuments and structures. Visitors flock to Nîmes to see the Arena of Nîmes, Maison Carrée, and other historic sites. The best options for running in Nîmes are our historic tour, and some easy trail running in preserves just outside the city.
Start with our ‘runseeing‘ tour of Nîmes, which covers the Old City, key architectural sites, and the historic Jardin de La Fontaine. Just north, the Espeisses Woods is the most popular place to run in Nîmes. For more trail running, explore the extensive Clos Gaillard, 10 km northwest of the center. For a longer off-road run, choose a section of the 20 km multi-use path that runs between Caveirac and Sommières.
Note that Nîmes has a warm, Mediterranean type climate, with hot, dry summers and mild winters.