Stay in southern France in a Gard villa for a holiday that combines great food and weather with a chance to explore the impressive Roman history of this region. The biggest Roman sites here are the enormous amphitheatre at Nimes built in 70AD and now host to humane bull fighting displays. Take your seat for the show and it's easy to imagine Romans cheering on their gladiators in the ring. The Pont du Gard is another demonstration of Roman architecture on a massive scale. This beautiful aqueduct bridge spans the Gard river and is designed with three levels of stone arches that make it stand 160ft high.