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Quai de la Fontaine, 30000 Nimes, France
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All reviews tour magne water features gardens are beautiful pony rides natural spring formal gardens roman tower ruined temple public park nice walk lovely park sunny day walk up ground level few hours walk around worth a visit
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The gardens are charming and are arranged around the original spring that first attracted the Romans to Nimes. It's fun to sit on a bench and relax, visit the ruins of the Roman Temple of Diana or walk up to the Tour Magne.

Thank Numismatist
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I love water features and this lasting Roman legacy is worth seeing when you visit Nimes. Great for pictures; enjoy the shaded sections of the water, too.

Thank chicago90Phoenix
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We walked through these gardens and up to the tower at the top. On the way we stopped at the temple of Diana which was interesting. The tower was also worth the walk, particularly as the walk, uphill, was through these lush and well kept...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

beautiful mix of formal planting and sculptures and herbaceous borders. Lovely place to wander and enjoy some quiet time

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Area formed from a natural spring, it’s a beautiful area to visit, and even with lots of people around, felt pretty quiet. Everywhere you look there are statues and koi carp, some very big! It’s a very large area but does have ramps so access...More

Thank Cuppycake1986
Reviewed October 2, 2018

Nice place to see if you have time. We were lucky as there was at least one Asian wedding being celebrated in the gardens. Very enjoyable. The temple is interesting but is basically ruins with not a lot to see.

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Reviewed September 26, 2018 via mobile

Really enjoyed walking through the gardens and appreciated the superb views and history of the area.

Thank Chris W
Reviewed September 25, 2018

The name "Nimes" comes from the name of the Gallic source "Nemausus". The construction of gardens began here in 1745. Military engineer Jacques Philippe Mareschal headed construction. Initially, the goal was different - to create a water supply system for weaving machines. But they have...More

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Reviewed September 22, 2018 via mobile

Nice park for afternoon walks or morning runs, swans can be seen, great view from the balcony on a hill

Thank Aneli C
Reviewed September 17, 2018

It was extremely hot day when we went so didn't spend an awful lot of time walking around but it was a really lovely place to visit!

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Response from glynish2015 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, it is totally free to walk all around the gardens and the Temple of Diana. Fairly pricey charge to go up the tower at the very top of the gardens, but the view is quite spectacular!