France (ANEMF) - Nimes
LC GENERAL INFORMATION
170000
1100
All the departments are available after the approval of our heads of deparment
September
4 SCOPE STUDENTS
0 SCORE STUDENTS
Twice a day
At outgoing's flat/house.
French is required
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LEOs
Francois LAVIE
Charlotte NOS
Ekaterina Rybalchenko
Emma Blanc
OVERVIEW

Nîmes, with its 150 000 inhabitants, is the 20th city of France and the capital of the Gard department. It’s not the most famous city in the South of France but you may have heard of it thanks to their bull-fighting tradition.

Nîmes owes its rich history to different civilizations who dominated the territory before de French Revolution, especially Romains, Visigoth and Saracens.  However, most of historical monuments that we can currently see in the city and in the department are inherited of the Roman Empire.    

Its localization near the French Riviera, between Montpellier and Marseille, and between the Mediterranean Sea and the Cevennes Mountains makes it a complete region and allows a wide variety of activities, from peaceful and beautiful walks to activities for the more adventurous like paragliding or canoeing.

The pentecost Feria in May and the Harviest Feria in September are a popular festival center of bullfighting which attracks each year thousands of tourist to the city.
UNIVERSITY AND HOSPITALS

The Nimes faculty of Medicine is affiliated to the University of Montpellier.

There is only one University Hospital in the city, the CHU Caremeau, which is the hospital’s reference department.

Hospital and University are one next to the other and four kilometers  from the city center.
RESEARCH PROJECTS AND LABS
BOARDING
Twice a day at the OG's home.
 - Breakfast is provided by the French host every day.
 - The local Medical Student Association (Corporation des Carabins Crocodiles) offers a ticket to the incomings which allows them to eat from Monday to Friday at the Hospital’s canteen.
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On week ends, the host provides at least lunch or dinner.
LODGING
The outgoings from Nîmes welcome the incomings in their home.

TRANSPORTATION

Nîmes is well diserved by public transport:
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There are two airports near it: the “Montpellier-Méditeranée” airport near Montpellier and 50km far from Nîmes, and the “Nîmes Alès Camargue Cevennes” aiport 10km far from Nîmes. A bus is connected to this airport with the city center.
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A train station with high velocity train (TGV) in the city center connects Nîmes with many cities like Marseille, Montpellier, Paris, Lyon…

The city has a developed bus network. Two bus lines connect the center of Nîmes to the Hospital (Bus 2 and 5)

SOCIAL PROGRAM

Once the incomings arrive in Nîmes, we offer them a Welcome Pack in which there are, amongst other surprises, all information about Nîmes and its countryside. A program with all the offered cultural and sports activities is also included.

Due to its wonderful cultural heritage, we will suggest the incomming students to visit the different monuments of Nîmes and the department. Besides, some activities are planned during the stay such as beach journeys, paintball, canoing… We will also offer them to come with us to student parties.

MUST SEE

Nimes and its department have monuments and landscapes that are worth being seen.
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The “Arenes”, the “Jardins de la Fontaine”, the “Pont du Gard”...  which remind us the Romain past of the region.
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The Cevennes and the Camargue are a “must see” given their amazing landscape.
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Aigues Mortes and Avignon are two beautiful cities with again an important regional history.

More information about the city in  https://www.nimes.fr/ and http://www.ot-nimes.fr/index.php?L=1
More information about the department in http://www.gard.fr/accueil.html and http://www.gardtourism.com/

OTHER IMPORTANT INFORMATION
French is required.