A slice of Nîmes: The town that's taking it up a gear

Sunny, relaxed Nîmes has been building up a summertime buzz over the past month, as one festival after another turns it into one of Languedoc’s liveliest cities. Last month’s Féria de Pentecôte kicked things off with six days of festivities centred in the splendidly preserved Roman arena. And today, the Tour de France circus rolls into town as stage 15 ends with a thrilling sprint past the amphitheatre.