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The Tour Magne, i.e. the Great Tower, is the only tower left standing from the Roman city walls. The top of the tower of 140 steps provides a striking panoramic view of Nimes.
Suggested duration: < 1 hour
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Place Guillaume Apollinaire | Jardins de la Fontaine, 30000 Nimes, France
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All reviews worth the climb spiral staircase viewing platform highest point jardins de la fontaine worth the effort great view of the city uphill walk long climb surrounding countryside roman tower gardens are lovely pre roman up hill nice walk combined ticket interesting history
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Reviewed October 26, 2018

The hike up through the Jardin will get your heartbeat raised, but manageable. The ancient structure itself is worth the walk, imagine a building more than two thousand years old. The view from the top is spectacular, understandable why this was constructed as a guard...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Jim C
Reviewed October 25, 2018

This Roman tower is not as well-preserved as the amphitheatre or Maison Carree, but is well worth visiting for the fantastic view of Nimes from the top, as long as you don't mind walking up and down the long spiral staircase!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Numismatist
Reviewed October 15, 2018

This monument stands at the top of the city park and then there is a major walk up the tower. My knees certainly got a workout. It does close at lunch for about an hour. Not recommended for senior citizens or anyone with mobility issues.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank chicago90Phoenix
Reviewed October 10, 2018 via mobile

We had a day in Nimes and chose to head here first while we were still fresh and could enjoy the uphill walk through the gardens, which are beautiful, and then the many steps up to the top of the tower itself. On our way...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 9, 2018

Yes it is uphill but it is worth it. The views are amazing and the interpretation board provides a useful overview of its history

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Chrisellie
Reviewed October 8, 2018 via mobile

You can see the Tour Magne from most places in Nîmes, set up high on the hill overlooking the city. The walk up isn’t for the faint hearted. We followed google maps and it took us up some of the steepest roads I’ve seen!!! Once...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Cuppycake1986
Reviewed September 17, 2018

We visited on a really hot day so the walk from the centre, through the park and up to the top tower were really hard work! The view of the city from the top were wonderful, well worth the climb!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank chrissie21Yorkshire
Reviewed September 15, 2018 via mobile

This monument lies to the north west of the town. We accessed it through the Jardin de la fontaine, climbing the stairs which are steep but the ground underfoot are manageable. It is a long climb approx 20min at a slow pace from the Jardin...More

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank zoelynam9
Reviewed September 7, 2018

Its nice history and many different functions are nicely displayed at the bottom of the tower. Views are not very rewarding but the monument is very interesting being linked to a Nostradamus prophecy. You can get the "Nimes Romaine" pass so the admission will be...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank nemanja1205
Reviewed September 3, 2018

An amazing and impressive Roman tower that was part of the Roman fortifications of the city of Nimes 2000 years ago. We went all the way up and could enjoy a fantastic view of the city. Great place to go!

Date of experience: August 2018
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dptraveler481
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You could buy the Nîmes Pass which gives you access to the main roman sites of Nîmes : the roman amphitheater (audioguide in English included), the Maison Carrée (roman temple where an history film about the birth of Nîmes... More
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