Reader, Michael Hafferty, has just sent an

email to let people who are touring the South of France in May,

know about a fantastic spectacle taking place in Nîmes.


Michael writes:


you’re going to be in the vicinity of Nîmes over the weekend of 4-5

May, and you enjoy Ben Hur-type spectaculars, you may want to see the Great Roman Games – Ceasar’s Triumph being staged at the original Nîmes Roman Arena. Having seen similar presentations, I guarantee it will be really unmissable.”


The programme is:

From 10am Parade through town centre

Noon Ceasar’s triumphal Parade through town centre

4pm The ‘Great Games’ inside the Arena



can purchase tickets in advance (until 15 April) and receive a 20%

discount. Adult €20, concession €15, child (4-12) €12, under-4 free.

Tickets and information available from


“Even if you don’t see the performance inside the Arena, you’re sure of a great parade outside,” writes Michael.


Roman Arena, Nîmes

Nîmes Roman arena will host games over weekend of 4-5 May, 2013


Gladiators ready!


Claudia Dowell

Claudia Dowell

Travel ed

March, 2013