It's where you can go to get all the necessary vaccinations before getting on a jet airplane to go to Vietnam. For example. Where you can walk into an in-the-flesh Habitat just to get that familiar low-voltage thrill of seeing some new and intriguing design pieces. Where the palms nearly outnumber the plane trees, and the public transport's lately going all fab, with sleek, quiet trams in operation and more rail being laid by the minute (car traffic being rendered logically semi-hellish due to related construction in the historical center.)
It is a city for strollers (by this I mean the two heeled kind), with broad esplanades and parks, but lacking the Roman backwater feel of Nimes. Between you and I, I still prefer Nimes' timelessness. But this is a good quick taste of the city life for while your kids are at school, working far harder than you. I'd definitely come meet you here for coffee. For example.