Motels in Nimes, France

by Patrick M. Lind
A view of the Amphitheater in Nimes

A view of the Amphitheater in Nimes

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Nimes, France, doesn't offer any motels, but visitors may choose from a variety of hotels. From historic mansions to Mediterranean ambiance, hotels here present the traditional style and architecture of Provence. The city center is home to most of Nimes’ lodging options. These lie within walking distance to the historic sights and landmarks. Guests who prefer staying close to the countryside will find a selection of hotels out of the city as well.

Hotel Majestic Nimes

Hotel Majestic Nimes is in a historic building in the city center, within walking distance to all major landmarks and the train station. It opens to a warm and welcoming atmosphere with bright summer colors, art paintings and country style furniture. The hotel's 23 individually designed rooms feature a light and airy ambience and come with standard amenities. Handmade furniture, artsy collectibles and flower arrangements add to the style of each room. The hotel serves a breakfast in the breakfast room or in the on-site garden patio under orleander and olive trees.

Jardins Secrets

Jardins Secrets extends the charm of the Provence countryside in the heart of Nimes. Surrounded by a garden park, the small boutique hotel features an elegant French mansion style. Hardwood floors, antique furniture, chandeliers and selected decor welcome guests in the common areas and lead to the rooms that feature an avant-garde design combined with historic elements, flower decorations, small collectables and canopy beds. An outdoor swimming pool, a spa and garden offer recreation opportunities. The hotel serves a breakfast with French specialities such as homemade jams, fresh fruits, croissants and cafe au lait.

Hotel Restaurant L’Orangerie

Guests of the Hotel Restaurant L’Orangerie sleep in a French mansion under century-old plane trees about a half mile from the city center. The historic facade opens to a homey interior of a French country house atmosphere. Warm colors decorate the 37 individually designed rooms, which come with canopy beds, natural wood or terra cotta floors and plush furniture. Flower paintings and colorful patterned textiles highlight the rooms of which some come with private balconies. Hotel facilities include an outdoor swimming pool, a sauna and fitness room. The onsite restaurant serves French cuisine on a garden terrace under big white sun parasols with views of a large garden.

Vatel Hotel & Spa

On the outskirts of Nimes, the Vatel Hotel & Spa offers a location for exploring the historic city and the surrounding countryside with the Rhone River Delta, the Camargue National Park, the Mediterranean Sea and numerous small French villages in the rolling hills. The hotel's modern glass facade opens to a contemporary interior with natural colors, large panorama windows and modern furniture. The hotel's 46 spacious rooms and suites feature an luxurious elements. Rooms come with high-tech amenities that include an espresso machine. Some rooms have private balconies. A large wellness area with indoor swimming pool, spa and fitness room encourages relaxation and recreation. Dining facilities include two restaurants serving Mediterranean and fusion cuisine and a lounge bar.

About the Author

Patrick M. Lind has been freelance writing since 2007 and has worked as an editor and journalist for He received a Master of Arts in history from the University of Amsterdam in the Netherlands and has traveled extensively throughout the United States, Europe, Asia and Middle East.

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