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La Maison Carree

Place de la Maison Carree, 30000 Nimes, France
+33 4 66 21 82 56
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The Maison Carree in Nimes is the only Roman ancient temple completely preserved. The inspiration for the design of the Maison Carree came from the temples of Apollo and Mars Ultor in Rome. Inside, you will discover a 23 minutes film "Nemausus, the birth of Nimes" which explains how Nimes became a roman city and shows the construction of the main roman sights of the city (Arena, Maison Carree, Tour Magne).
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Place de la Maison Carree, 30000 Nimes, France
+33 4 66 21 82 56
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Included in your 13 euro ticket of Roman monuments you can go inside the temple to watch a short film about the origins of Nimes. In French with English subtitles, the film is about 25 minutes long and explains the evolution from tiny rural beginnings...More

Thank Helen W
Reviewed 6 days ago

Yes I know what it is just surprised to find it in the middle of a French town. It's well maintained and fun to sit on the steps wondering who else has.

Thank Paul H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Well preserved. Go early or you will have to queue to get in to watch a 30 min film inside the structure about the making of Roman Nimes. In French with subtitles but enough fighting to satisfy my son who couldn't read the subtitles. A...More

Thank 993Rpg
Reviewed 1 week ago

That sounds odd, I know, but this wonderful temple has been restored to such a pristine, almost milk-white state that I actually think it takes away some of the magic of seeing Roman buildings. Of course, one cannot complain that it has been preserved because...More

Thank Goodison70
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was really interesting to learn once again the Roman Empire influenced in this city. The short movie is a must to watch.

Thank Nimalaraj
Reviewed 1 week ago

Not to be missed in Nimes this magnificent Roman building would fire anyone's interest about Rome's influence in the region and the genius of the era's architects. Stunning on the outside to be bitterly disappointed by the inside where there is precisely nothing. Only a...More

Thank Solidor35
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The activity was included with our Orange amphitheatre ticket. It consists of an exquisite old Temple, well restored, and magnificent in the outside. The house is located in the former Roman Forum. I found it very beautiful and could imagine how grand it was. Inside...More

Thank Wapothewhippet
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wow, what an amazing place. My head spins thinking of all this building has seen happen around it in that past 2000 years! Beautifully preserved and lovely to see on a Thursday night with contemporary Night Markets taking place around it.

Thank roamas
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great .....but .....crowded craft market on Thursday evenings in summer. Lots of bars and restaurants nearby..............

Thank Piffyonarockbun
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A stunning building from the outside, rather dull inside, but the movie about the founding of Nimes is worth the price of admission (in my opinion).

Thank StuartVine
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