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“A modern art gallery” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Carre d'Art/Musee d'Art Contemporain

Carre d'Art/Musee d'Art Contemporain
Pl. de la Maison Carree, Nimes, France
04-66-76-35-35
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Ranked #8 of 19 attractions in Nimes
Type: Art Museums
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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“A modern art gallery”
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.

Visited July 2012
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taunton
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“tesco arcitecture”
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 of the present compared to the splendour of the past

Visited June 2012
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Avignon, France
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“Cool, chic interior”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2012

Visiting the Carré d'Art is a must when visiting the Maison Carrée across the road. The interior is beautiful and cool, with free art exhibitions and rooms where you can relax and read the day's press at leisure. The bathrooms were clean and it's worthwhile to make use of these facilities rather than paying to use a less-hygienic public bathroom. When I visited the Carré d'Art, there were expositions of graffiti-like art and a photo-exhibition of African pottery and the female potters

Visited July 2012
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“Drink on the Balcony”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2012

Worth a visit to see the Normal Foster designed building and to have a drink on the balcony. Excellent views and a drink of one of the dark beers makes a worthwhile trip.

Visited April 2012
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“Foster's Lemon”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2012

Those who have seen some of the great works of Norman Foster, such as London's Gherkin and the Reichstag Dome in Berlin will be rather disappointed with this rather staid and classical modern building, more reminiscent of Mies van der Rohe. Its functionality is superb, but then it is after all only a local library, and an exhibition area for some pretty mediocre art.
Worth taking a quick peek inside as long as there is no charge. And the toilets are a great boon.

Visited March 2012
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