Feria de Nîmes: agenda, bodegas, exhibitions… everything you need to know about the event which starts this Thursday

Feria de Nîmes: agenda, bodegas, exhibitions… everything you need to know about the event which starts this Thursday
Feria de Nîmes: agenda, bodegas, exhibitions… everything you need to know about the event which starts this Thursday

Agenda, bodegas, exhibitions… All the practical information to enjoy this Thursday, May 16, first day of the Nîmes feria.

Hour by hour

10 a.m.-10 p.m.: craft market, 40 exhibitors. Esplanade Charles-de-Gaulle.

11 a.m.-12 p.m.: signing of the feria poster by Swan Soto. Tourist office, boulevard des Arènes.

11:30 a.m.: tribute to the pioneers of French bullfighting. Couchoux Wells.

11:30 a.m.-5 p.m.: the feria tavern, musette ball. Pôle Antoine-Castelnau, 14 rue des Chassaintes.

4:30 p.m.: signing Nimeno, a Nîmes in the arena, by Jean-Charles Roux and Joël Bartolotti. Goyard bookstore, 34 boulevard Victor-Hugo.

6 p.m.: show Flamenka in situ, by Chely La Torito. Museum of Bullfighting Cultures.

6:30 p.m.: meeting Nimeno, a Nîmes in the arena, by Jean-Charles Roux and Joël Bartolotti. Le Napoléon, 46 boulevard Victor-Hugo.

6 p.m.: Camargue race, Jean-Lafont trophy, big herd competition. Bulls: Aramis (Nicollin), Acajou (Lautier), Ursule (Cuillé), Yvain (Lagarde), Ripart (Didelot-Langlade), Vizir (Saumade) and Vivario (Méjanes). Raseteurs: Marignan, F. Martin, Félix, Katif, Lopez, Zekraoui, J. Martin, Aliaga. Arenas. From €14 to €22.

6:30 p.m.: The Nîmes quarter of an hour, with Nicole Bousquet. Place de la Calade.

7 p.m.: opening evening of the feria, music by Corty. Bar Le Victor-Hugo, 36 boulevard Victor-Hugo.

7 p.m.: openin, musical cartel Breakbot & Irfane, Delon/Soubeiran, Innecco B2B Elisia. Bodega Simone, square de la Couronne.

8 p.m.: “The arena of species” exhibition opening. Maison de la Région, 3 place des Arènes.

From 8 p.m.: DJ Snic (balkan world electro swing). L’Instant T, 2 rue Racine.

8:30 p.m.: Pégoulade on the theme of the Camargue. Departure from boulevard Amiral-Courbet, tour of the boulevards de l’Ecusson and arrival at the Musée de la Romanité.

8:45 p.m.: BMB concert. O’Flaherty’s, boulevard Amiral-Courbet.

Evening: Compas (gipsy guitars) and DJ Totoff. Bodega des Costières, esplanade.

Evening: musical entertainment Alex Sax. Le Prolé, 20 rue Jean-Reboul.

Official bodegas

The Barberousse, 9 rue Auguste

V and B, 22 rue des Chassaintes

Brasserie des Antonins, boulevard des Arènes

Le Carré Rose, 12 place d’Assas

Bodega El Pilar, 14 rue de l’Horloge,

La Noche, 7 rue Bigot

Le Lisita, boulevard des Arènes

The Royal Hotel / Bodeguita, place d’Assas

Pablo Romero, 12 rue Emile-Jamais

Levrette Café, 9 rue Fresque

Macarena, 12 rue Delon-Soubeyran

Pépé de Montijo, 13 rue Bigot

Bodega des Costières, esplanade Charles-de-Gaulle

Chouleur, 6 rue Fresque

The Burladero, 3 rue du Château Fadaise

Simone, square de la Couronne

Le Napoléon, 46 avenue Victor-Hugo

Bar Joe, 44 avenue Victor-Hugo

The exhibitions

10 a.m.-8 p.m.: permanent collection and exhibition “Plein Feux”, Aïda Bruyère and Judy Chicago, as part of the Contemporaine de Nîmes. Bullfighting Cultures Museum, rue Alexandre-Ducros. €5, €3.

10 a.m.-6 p.m.: 20 years of the Hemingway Prize. Galerie Courbet, boulevard Amiral-Courbet.

10 a.m.-7:30 p.m.: Roé exhibition, Bertt design, Guillaume Brunelière, Jacques Gorde, Olivier Bru. Casa Vesta, 4 rue Régale.

11 a.m.-8 p.m.: “In the room… where it all began…”, Plaza del Carmen. The Napoléon, access via Place de la Maison Carrée.

2 p.m.-5:30 p.m.: Nicole Bousquet and Hélène Arnal. L’Atelier, 2a rue du Cirque Romain.

8 p.m.-11:30 p.m.: exhibition “Matadors of France in action”. Bodega Pablo-Romero, 12 rue Emile-Jamais.

Practical fair

Access to the city center via the park-and-ride facilities (Costières/Parnasse; Paloma; A54 Caissargues; Calvas). Tram’bus shuttles www.tangobus.fr

Prevention area, reception and listening areas, measurement of blood alcohol levels, distribution of chemical breathalyzers, glass (protective) caps, condoms… Boulevard des Arènes (at the corner of the Bank de France, near the Cheval Blanc Hotel), from 8:30 p.m. to 1 a.m.

Security PC 24/7: 04 66 76 70 80.

Street barriers. Boulevard Victor Hugo sector, from 5:30 p.m. to 3 a.m.; Place Montcalm / Rue de la République sector, from 7 p.m. to midnight; Gaston-Boissier Aristide-Briand sector, from 7 p.m. to 3 a.m.; securing the Burladero bodega, from 7 p.m. to 3 a.m.

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