Culture, flea markets and other activities
Each Sunday, from 7 am to 6 pm, on the boulevards.
June "Festival Uzès Danse", a festival of choreographic creations of contemporary dance
Musical Nights of Uzès
Late July The Nuits Musicales d'Uzès is the ideal event for festival-goers who wish to experience intensely, in a magical setting, the unique emotion of music. A summer event created in 1971, the Nuits Musicales is a meeting place for all music lovers and the general public. The artistic program, initially devoted to baroque music, also opens up to the classical and romantic eras as well as to traditional music and jazz. It brings together reference works and unpublished pieces. The Nuits Musicales welcomes conductors, soloists and ensembles who are unanimous in their exploration and interpretation of music. Their search for authenticity is also accompanied by a perfect match between the works programmed and the concert venues. More than just concerts, Les Nuits invites the public to a real "musical itinerary" in the heart of the historic buildings of Uzès, based on its exceptional architectural heritage. Website
The magic of water
Usually in august A star summer event each year, the Magic of Water (Féerie des eaux) adds wonder to the enchantment of the Jardins de la Fontaine with fountains of light, fireworks, music, etc. Four days of events during the day and shows in the evening centred on a magnificent water theatre.
The Theatre of Images
December Around Christmas, the facades of the Arena and places in Nîmes steeped in history are dressed in light and moving images. These breathtaking shows for young and old attract a growing number of visitors under the starry sky.
From May to October In the Arena of Nîmes, several dates in spring and autumn. Of taurine and Camargue tradition, the race is a game in which the man (razeteur) plays with the bull: a cockade, acorns and strings are fixed on the horns of the animal and bounties are given to the one who will, with the help of a hook, remove the attribute.
Nîmagine – craft fair
November The largest annual meeting between the fine crafts, professional presenters and the public. 200 craftsmen selected on the quality of their know-how and the originality of their creations by a specialized jury. Website
Grape Harvest Fair
September Second féria of the year in Nîmes. The Féria des Vendanges closes the temporada (bullfighting season). In the same spirit as that of Pentecost, although less important in duration, it is three days of festivities during which the city vibrates: bullfights, bull releases, brass bands, bodegas and good atmosphere are on the program.
Late January A real spotlight on this literary genre, the Festival de la biographie has, in just a few years, established itself as the benchmark event for biographical literature in France. Each edition attracts more than 30,000 visitors and brings together around a hundred authors from all over France and numerous national and regional publishing houses.
The Great Roman Games
October An exceptional historical re-enactment in France makes us live in Roman time for a weekend: a great show of circus games (ludi) in the Arena with horseback demonstrations, chariot races and gladiatorial fights, military parades in the heart of the city, Roman bivouac, themed visits, exhibitions, colloquiums and nearly 500 re-enactors from all over Europe.
European Archery Tournament
January Since 1997, Nîmes has been hosting for Europe a world-class sporting event. In January 2012, the 15th European Tournament brought together more than 1000 archers from 24 different nations including the biggest national and international stars of archery. Website