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Address: Pl. de la Maison Carree, Nimes, France
Phone Number: 04-66-76-35-35
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10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Tue - Sun 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

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Be sure to "view" this piece of architecture

We have visited several of Norman Fosters architectural endeavors around the world and would like to have visited this but it was closed the day that we were there. Actually... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 13, 2014
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West Chicago, Illinois
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West Chicago, Illinois
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388 reviews 388 reviews
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325 helpful votes 325 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

We have visited several of Norman Fosters architectural endeavors around the world and would like to have visited this but it was closed the day that we were there. Actually, upon reading other reviews, I guess I'm not too disappointed that we could not also see the collection itself. But Norman Foster was also the architect of the entire square... More 

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Palos Hills, Illinois
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51 reviews 51 reviews
25 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

+ unhelpful staff. I tried to buy a small Vera Lutter print, which was the display print, but the stupid lady wouldn't sell to me because they "only had the large size". Here's me: "No, look, there's one right there...under the plastic cover..." No dice. Maybe their library is good. Who cares.

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Nantes, France
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Wanted to have an Apero from the restaurant terrace at the top of the building with fab views over Nimes. Open, lights on. No-one to be found. Signage confusing. Lifts confusing. Exhibition sporadic and scattered around the building. Disappointment. But the building's interesting.

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UK
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The building itself is obviously a matter of taste - it doesn't do anything for me. The contents are what really count in any museum.or gallery, and from this aspect I found the place worthless. Worth checking out for any special exhibitions that may interest you but don't expect much from the permanent collection, such as it is, You do... More 

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Antibes, France
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

putting "terrible" cos i planned a visit, checked the timetable online saying it's working on monday, but when arrived it was closed. disappointed ps. the hours of opening were also different

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Kiev
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56 reviews 56 reviews
11 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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
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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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97 reviews 97 reviews
62 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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91 reviews 91 reviews
28 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 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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