Even children who claim “history is so boring!” can’t fail to be swept away by tales of Roman invasions and Ancient Greece. With so much of this Ancient History preserved across Europe, why not take the opportunity to show your kids the real thing on your next holiday? Here’s some of our favourite places to get a proper taste of Greek and Roman history

By Sarah Dawson

1/8 Museum of Romanity, Nîmes, France

The beautiful city of Nîmes in southern France, has a rich history, boasting, arguably, the finest collection of Roman remains in France, including the dramatic temple of Maison Carrée and the incredible Arena, among many more. The Museum of Romanity, or Musée de la Romanité, in the heart of the city, is a ground-breaking, contemporary museum telling the story of this fascinating Roman heritage, through impressive, interactive displays the kids will love. Explore the Archaeological Garden, for an idea of what it might have looked like in Roman times, before heading up to the planted flat roof, for a stunning 360° view across the city.

  • Where: Boulevard des Arènes, 30000 Nîmes, France
  • How much: A family ticket for two adults and two children, costs €19