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La Maison Carree

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Address: Place de la Maison Carree, 30000 Nimes, France
Phone Number: 33466218256
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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The Maison Carree in Nimes is the only Roman ancient temple completely...

The Maison Carree in Nimes is the only Roman ancient temple completely preserved. The inspiration for the design of the Maison Carree came from the temples of Apollo and Mars Ultor in Rome. Inside, you will discover a 23 minutes film "Nemausus, the birth of Nimes" which explains how Nimes became a roman city and shows the construction of the main roman sights of the city (Arena, Maison Carree, Tour Magne).

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Amazing structure right in the heart of Nimes

Free to walk around and makes for some great photos. Location in the heart of Nimes. True Roman influence in this city.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Sara A
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Bellingham, MA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Of course the building looks amazing, but be sure to enter the building and watch the 30 minute film they have on show here. It gives a great impression of the rise of Nîmes and what live was like 2000 years ago. Kind of a mix between feature film and documentary. Really really great! It is in French but with... More 

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Bellingham, MA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Free to walk around and makes for some great photos. Location in the heart of Nimes. True Roman influence in this city.

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I wasn't sure what to expect however the 25 odd minute film was very interesting however it would've been nice to see the internal area of the building. We had purchased the combi ticket for Orange and Nimes so it was well worth it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This was once part of the Forum, but the temple is beautifully well preserved and demonstrates, with the Arenas, the importance of Nimes in the Roman province (provence) led by Julius Cesar. A quick, pleasurable view (inside may or not be worth the fee -- for a movie) at the heart of the old Nimes. Wander around the medieval town... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We saw this at the end of our visit to this beautiful city and glad we did because it rounded off a great day. We bought the combo ticket that includes the arena and tower, well worth it

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The outside of this building is impressive - there is a film inside with English subtitles that explains the history of the Romans in Nimes. Worth seeing with Les Arenes and the Tour.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

An impressive structure to see from the outside, I didnt go inside on the basis of reading other peoples reviews before hand. I

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The building itself is not spectacular and there is virtually nothing to see inside. However the movie shown indoors is well done and instructive on Roman life in Nimes

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great on the outside but nothing to see inside, apart from a film!! Wish we had known before driving for over an hour to get there! Nimes is not a pretty city, and the only thing worth seeing is the amphitheatre.

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Take the time to see the video, gives a very good overview of the history of Nimes in the Roman era. Both kids were amazed, 3 and 15 years. Recommend to do this first and the Arena or Tour Magne including Jardins de la Fontaine.

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