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Carre d'Art/Musee d'Art Contemporain

Pl. de la Maison Carree, Nimes, France
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Ranked #10 of 18 Attractions in Nimes
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums
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Nantes, France
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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
20 reviews 20 reviews
9 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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52 reviews 52 reviews
9 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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80 reviews 80 reviews
53 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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
9 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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
39 helpful votes 39 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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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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66 reviews 66 reviews
12 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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