Living in Nimes (France)
Nimes is located in the south of France near Mediterranean beaches and the region of Provence. Nimes is nonetheless a modern university city. Ferias, concerts, and exhibitions are held all year round, making Nimes a dynamic and lively place to be.
The Roman amphitheatre was built at the end of the 1st century. It accommodated the vast audiences attending gladiator combats. Later, it became a venue that hosts sporting events and concerts. Nimes has many impressive and well-preserved Roman remains and is often referred to as ‘French Rome. Enjoy reduced entry fees to cinemas, libraries, and museums on presentation of your student card.
In June and in September, Nimes comes to life thanks to the ferias. “Feria” means fair or festival in Spanish. Nimes’ ferias include music, dance and wine festivals. People of all ages gather to share these moments of pure delight.
With half of its students from foreign countries, the Vatel school in Nimes has students from all over the world. In its very cosmopolitan classes, students learn how to work together and have cross-cultural pluralism on a daily basis. This prepares them for the melting pot they will experience when working in international hotels.
Crédit : Ville de Nîmes - Dominique Mark - Shutterstock
Our orientation takes place over one weekend of team building exercises, including sports, games of skill, rallies and more! These activities are designed to help you make friends and build lasting ties.
Social responsibility is important to us all, and an ever-increasing number of you want to be more involved. Vatel offers a whole range of initiatives: Whether you’d like to offer your support to sick children and the elderly, or work in environmental conservation, you are free to choose where you want to make your contribution.
How successful you are in your studies also depends on the atmosphere on campus. The Student Bureau organises events throughout the year in order to promote a healthy and happy co-habitation among students.
Your input is always welcome!
Once your studies are over. You will go on to new and exciting adventures. The gala evening is a joyous event that celebrates the beginning of a new life. It is the moment to don your finest attire!
Sky and sea merge on a blue background, white horses roam free. The Rhone delta is home to more than 350 species of birds that come to nest and breed. It is one of Europe’s wintering spots for migratory birds. The flora and the fauna are exceptionally rich in this wild and protected region.
SAMPLE A WIDE RANGE OF COUNTRY PRODUCE
Périgord truffles, strawberries and asparagus from Nimes, olives from Nyons, Chateauneuf-du-Pape wine, and Roquefort cheese are among the many delights of French gastronomy. The school offers wine and cheese tasting trips in the south of France as part of its academic program.
ENJOY THE SNOW IN THE ALPS OR THE PYRENEES
Enjoy proximity to the Alps or the Pyrenees for high altitude adventures, as well as a wide range of equally-tempting activities such as water sports in the Mediterranean.
In winter, the Student Council organises outings so that everyone can enjoy the benefits of mountain air and winter sports.
Enjoy the mild Mediterranean climate
8/10 °C in winter (December - March)
30/33 °C in summer (June - September) with little rain
300 days of sunshine per year. Such unique weather conditions, combining wind and sunshine, make this a European hotspot for sailing and windsurfing.
Life at school, organization of courses, selection of internships, relationships with professionals ... to find out everything inside, chat with a Vatel student.
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