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Address: Pl. de la Maison Carree, Nimes, France
Phone Number: +33 4 66 76 35 35
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Library, art gallery and salon de the

We like to visit this library and art gallery - the art is usually a bit 'whacky' but thought provoking and the current one certainly maintains this standard.... but the salon de... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed August 27, 2016
Resurgam20
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Dorset, United Kingdom
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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 713 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2016

Having recently visited the Musee de Grenoble, we found the permanent collection of this Nimes museum rather disappointing. A large work by Gerhard Richter is the most striking work. We were unable to visit the special exhibition at this time, because it hadn't opened yet. The building is very attractive, however, and entry is gratis (at least it was for... More 

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Nimes, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016

An interesting space with a good number of traveling exhibit. The snack/bar on the last floor allows you to see the "Maison Carré" from above, which is interesting in itself.

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Dorset, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2016

We like to visit this library and art gallery - the art is usually a bit 'whacky' but thought provoking and the current one certainly maintains this standard.... but the salon de the on the top floor overlooking the Maison Carre is a great place to stop for a drink and sit. From on high, you can watch the world... More 

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Thank Resurgam20
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 15, 2016

Quite a small monument but very interesting to visit and get explanations on its history. Located in the center of the city, good to be done before to go to the arenas

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Farnham Common, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 178 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 21, 2016

Interesting building with not just art displays but libraries and reading rooms too. Very contemporary art that in the main was a bit of a mystery to me. Worth a short visit

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 13, 2016

There are many old (and very old) buildings in Nimes so it was refreshing to be in this space. Glass and steel, high ceilings and space. Probably designed by some architect we've never heard of. Credible artworks, not too far out there.

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Brouzet-les-Ales, France
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2015

Wonderful to sit up high above the city but the service and value was disappointing. I could be so much better with more attractive pricing and more adventurous offerings.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2015

It was very interesting to see the way Nimes started out, and the consequent building of the walls and arena. Having visited the arena, it was amazing to see it 'come to life' in the film.

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2015

The cafe has a wonderful position overlooking the Maison Carree and should have been a nice way to finish a tour of the galleries. There were loads of staff but only one available to take orders on the terrace (Sunday 30.08.15 @ 16.00). He seemed more interested in chatting to the female customers and when he eventually took our order... More 

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Watertown, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles 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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