Nimes in the south of France is a popular destination for tourists, owing to its rich history. This city of around 144,000 inhabitants still bears the stamp of the Roman Empire in its architecture. Its proximity to Spain has infused a lot of Spanish culture into its lifestyle and cuisine.
Nimes enjoys a Mediterranean climate, with hot summers and mild, but dry, winters. The average temperature in summers is 23°C, but on some days, the temperature rises above 30°C. In winter, the average temperature hovers around a mild 8°C, but the occasional gust of the Mistral can make the weather cold and windy.
The city enjoyed prosperity under the rule of the Romans. Later, it faced a tumultuous time with several barbaric invasions and natural calamities. It was under the rule of the French sovereign that it regained its original glory.
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