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Carre d'Art/Musee d'Art Contemporain

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Address: Pl. de la Maison Carree, Nimes, France
Phone Number: 04-66-76-35-35
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The museum's café is great place for enjoying La Maison Carrée on a hot day.

On a scorchingly hot day, go to the air conditioned café on the top floor of the museum. If you just order something at the café you don't need to pay the entrance fee to the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 18, 2015
natalie s
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Watertown, Massachusetts
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Watertown, Massachusetts
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35 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

On a scorchingly hot day, go to the air conditioned café on the top floor of the museum. If you just order something at the café you don't need to pay the entrance fee to the museum and the café's glass wall provides an excellent way of viewing La Maison Carrée.

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ajijic, Jalisco
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

This is one of the best preserved in the world of this age. It had a new roof re built in the 1980s exactly to the original detail

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 211 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Even youngsters can enjoy visiting this spectacular building (interesting videoshow), with taste newly restored. Perfect is when you visit Nîmes together with Pont du Gard and Orange.

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Tielt, Belgium
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18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

The permanent collection was nice, the temporary show was of less quality... In one hour you have seen it. Nice restaurant but unfriendly...

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Spent an afternoon in here whilst waiting to book into accommodation. A beautifully designed building with glass front. Restaurant on the roof under a canopy.Looked amazing but very busy (we were going to have a drink here at lunchtime but it was fully booked for tables). Plenty of art exhibitions on different floors. We actually spent time on the library... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

As it says on the tin! excellent display of modern art with helpful laminated information sheets. A haven of cool on a scorching day. Plenty of space around the exhibits. well worth a peruse. Don't miss the restaurant on the 3rd floor.

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Crowborough, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

The whole design is too "arty" to make it a pleasant visit - uncoordinated, poorly signposted, works of so called "art" that a 3 year old child could surpass and, as stated in the title, laughing in the face of the general public. Would I advise a visit - no way there are far superior museums in Nimes to visit!

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

We went here to admire the views of Nimes and also as I was intrigued by a previous review on TA about the service. We went about 11am and wanted a coffee and cold drink on the roof terrace. There was one occupied table with two young women drinking coke so I approached the bar where a serious looking man... More 

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Westport, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 174 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

its a great building to visit, the exhibits were not great, they do have a great terrace with good views of the town

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Leeds
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

I had the pleasure of visiting Nimes on 15th-19th May and visited the Carre D'art. My friend and I had planned to tour the gallery and then spend a few hours having drinks and something to eat in the bar. Unfortunately we were served by a gentleman who made that impossible. The waiter brought us our drinks (a lady had... More 

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