The Romans offered Nîmes the biggest part of its prestige. The town houses some rare remains, impressive for their dimensions and state of conservation. The arenas of Nîmes are the most beautiful ones of France. In their time, they welcomed up to 24.000 spectators. The Maison Carrée, a temple built at the beginning of our millenary to honor the son of Emperor Augustus , is also in a perfect state, offering an exceptional stairway and colonnades.