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Carre d'Art/Musee d'Art Contemporain

Pl. de la Maison Carree, Nimes, France
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Ranked #8 of 19 attractions in Nimes
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums
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50 reviews 50 reviews
9 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

The buidling is great. In front of the "square house", in downtown so, you can visit it in a row with the square house after or before a good meal. There is a public library inside, so you can also rest and read if you are tired of walking in the street. Entrance fee was 5 euro for adults, free... More

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Vienna, Wien, Austria
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

Architect Lord Norman Foster at his best! The museum was finished in 1993 and hasn't lost anything in these 20 years. The building is interesting, as half of the nine-storey building is sunk into the ground, keeping the structure low and within the scale of the surrounding buildings. I guess this is the reason it works so well. The library... More

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Eastcote, United Kingdom
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58 reviews 58 reviews
38 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

I am not that into modern art but surprisingly my son enjoyed it and wanted to go and see it ( I would have missed it). Currently presenting various works of art selected by Lord Norman Foster ( he designed the building ).

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Nimes, France
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

The old theatre was burnt down and this Norman Foster building eventually took its place. The restaurant on the top is great because it has lovely views across the roof-tops of Nimes. However, I have never really seen an exhibition that I was enthusiastic about.

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Fort Saskatchewan, Canada
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83 reviews 83 reviews
28 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2013

I would have loved to see this museum at night as much of the stairs and architectural elements appear to be made to conduct light and/or diffuse it. The collection of works includes works by Henry Moore and Mark Rothko.

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Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
46 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2013

Very good modern architecture like a dialogue with the ancient temple on the place. One of the best building by Foster and offering a nice harmony to the place.

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Espoo, Finland
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62 reviews 62 reviews
11 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2012

Museum opened Finnish Eija-Liisa Ahtila exhibition. It is fantastic Show, Video Installations looks great.Recommed

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Bangkok, Thailand
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243 helpful votes 243 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2012

Standing on a square right across from 'Maison Carrée', this modern building started a controversy at its beginning. But Norman Foster was able to blend the new with the old like Pei's Pyramids at Le Grand Louvre in Paris. And now that 'Maison Carrée' has been cleaned to its original whiteness, it shows that modernism can match antiquity at its... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
16 reviews 16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2012

A fabulous modern building which houses the public library , bull fighting exhibition in the basement(free) and a contemporary art gallery (costing 5 euros to see the exhibits on the top two floors). If you are interested in art, it is worth a trip, ending up in the cafe on the top floor terrace overlooking the maison carree.

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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2012

the restaurant good views food once local now pretentious and expensive, the building resembling tesco stores in england not worthy of nimes. made of glass it achieves the impossible by having a gloomy interior ,the gallery space is basic and totally uninspired its a shame the corinthian maison carre is opposite as it is a stark reminder of the tawdriness... More

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