Announcement of a new aerial route from Edinburgh to Nîmes

FRONTALIERS looking for a short break this summer have another option to consider after Ryanair launched a new direct flight route between Edinburgh and the southern French city of Nimes.

Flights will take place three times a week from this week until October 28, 2022 on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

The new route joins eight existing routes to French cities from the Scottish capital: Béziers, Bordeaux, Carcassonne, Marseille, Nantes, Paris-Beauvais, Poitiers and Toulouse.

Along with Rome, Nîmes is one of the most complete urban remains of Roman civilization in the Western world.

French city of Nimes

Among the Roman monuments are the Arènes (amphitheatre), the Maison Carrée, a majestic restored temple, the Jardins de la Fontaine, the Temple of Diana, the Castellum aquae and the Tour Magne.

But Nîmes is also a city anchored in modernity, with urban works and buildings signed by great contemporary architects such as Lord Norman Foster, Jean Nouvel, Philippe Stark.

Peeblesshire News: Franck Proust, President of Nîmes Métropole, Jean Paul Fournier, Mayor of Nîmes, Laurence Pais, Consul of France and Gordon Dewar, Managing Director of Edinburgh Airport, were present at the press conference in Edinburgh.Franck Proust, President of Nîmes Métropole, Jean Paul Fournier, Mayor of Nîmes, Laurence Pais, Consul of France and Gordon Dewar, Managing Director of Edinburgh Airport, were present at the press conference in Edinburgh.

Large-scale events take place throughout the year: the Flamenco Festival in January, the Roman Week in May, the Feria de Pentecost, a music festival in June and July and historical re-enactment shows sound and light show in the majestic amphitheater in August, and a Street Art Festival in September…

For gourmets, Nîmes is “the place to be” with four Michelin-starred restaurants.

In addition, the city’s central location makes Nîmes an ideal base camp for exploring the South of France through daily excursions without changing accommodation.

The Nîmes Tourisme team offers you different ways to discover the city: rides in the little train, guided tours with exclusive access or complete tailor-made itineraries. For

Franck Proust, President of Nîmes Métropole declared: “It is a great success for our two territories, because here in Edinburgh, as in Nîmes, tourism and the cultural offer are major axes of our economic dynamism! Our destination has a lot to offer the Scots, and this road is the new gateway to Grande Provence.

Jean-Paul Fournier, Mayor of Nîmes, is delighted with the opening of this line. He added: “It is important for a city to open up to the world and to exchange with those who wish to discover it. The candidacy of “La Maison Carrée”, the best preserved Roman temple in the world, on the UNESCO World Heritage List, is part of this desire that I have. Our city, turned towards the future and marked by its history , is rich in its ancient heritage, its cultural offer and its four starred restaurants.

Olivier Galzi, Vice President of Edeis Group said: “This new route is a great opportunity to connect two incredible regions. In the heart of Grande Provence, Nîmes (nicknamed the “French Rome” for its Roman monuments but also for its sunny climate all year round) is now able to welcome all visitors wishing to discover the spirit and art to live in the south of France.

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