- a city in and the capital of Gard, in S France: Roman ruins.
- a department in S France. 2271 sq. mi. (5882 sq. km). Capital: Nîmes.
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In 1774, the two children of Roux, a Calvinist of Nimes, are carried off.The Origins of Contemporary France, Volume 1 (of 6)
Hippolyte A. Taine
He repaired formally to Nimes for an interview with the marshal.
Vamba marched in person against Navarre, and sent Paulo his general to Nimes.Patraas
R. H. Busk
Answers were received from three towns—Pau, Sens, and Nimes.International Language
Walter J. Clark
Nimes, Uzes, and Alais closed their gates; even Montauban hesitated a long while before declaring itself.
- a department of S France, in Languedoc-Roussillon region. Capital: Nîmes. Pop: 648 522 (2003 est). Area: 5881 sq km (2294 sq miles)
- a city in S France: Roman remains including an amphitheatre and the Pont du Gard aqueduct. Pop: 133 424 (1999)
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