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Address: Place Guillaume Apollinaire | Jardins de la Fontaine, 30000 Nimes, France
Phone Number:
+33 4 66 21 82 56
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour

The Tour Magne, i.e. the Great Tower, is the only tower left standing from...

The Tour Magne, i.e. the Great Tower, is the only tower left standing from the Roman city walls. The top of the tower of 140 steps provides a striking panoramic view of Nimes.

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Very nice view

I think it worth the trek to go up. You can have a nice view of the city and the park is beautiful. Make sure it's included in with you arena ticket.

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Petawawa, Canada
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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

A long uphill walk to get to the tower but well worth the effort & the parks it is situated in are lovely. You can see the sights of the city from the top including the arena.

Thank sue s
Petawawa, Canada
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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I think it worth the trek to go up. You can have a nice view of the city and the park is beautiful. Make sure it's included in with you arena ticket.

Thank CdnTravelFan
Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Perhaps naively, we weren't prepared for the very considerable uphill walk to this place from the parking garage at Les Halles where we left our car. The tower itself is no big deal; the view from the top may be, but we didn't have enough energy left to find out. A saving grace was the adjacent gardens, which we walked... More 

Thank dennisfr
Wellington, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Well worth the effort to first climb the hill and then to climb numerous stairs to the top of the tower. Fantastic views over Nimes from the top. There is a limited number of people allowed to climb to the top at any one time due to the small viewing platform, so be prepared to wait.

Thank Rodman100
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Walked up quite a hill to get here...great view of the city from the top. Beware quite a steep walk to get there and quite a lot of steps once inside. The materials inside explaining about its history and background were very hard to follow. Worth the walk on a sunny day.

Thank AllTheWalkers
London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This 18 metre high tower was a key component of the pre-Roman ramparts, which were reinforced in 15 BC by the Romans to become the longest city walls in Gaul at almost 7km. It stands on the highest point of the city, the Mont Cavalier and is accessible via theJardin de la Fontaine. The viewing platform 140 steps up provides... More 

Thank Angela C
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Reviewed 2 March 2017 via mobile

Along with the remarkable construction heritage dating back to Roman times, the view from the top is superb. Warning, the steps are quite steep but take your time because the climb to the top is worth it.

Thank Milkman F
Madrid Spain
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Reviewed 11 February 2017

Only worth it if you really want to see the view over Nimes. The gardens are OK but not so special. I didn't see a cafe there either.

Thank Kenshare
Nimes, France
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Reviewed 10 February 2017

great view of the city. lots of history info. and also many many stairs to climb to. it is worth the effort.

Thank bot92
Lancaster, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 25 January 2017

Just get to the top. Trust me. The city sprawls out before you and the view goes on for miles. There is a helpful display at the top which explains the significant sites before you.

Thank Jennie-Marie S

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