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Carre d'Art/Musee d'Art Contemporain, Nimes
(3.4/5 based on 160+ reviews on the web)
The nine-story Carre d'Art/Musee d'Art Contemporain houses contemporary art in a modern building constructed of glass, concrete, and steel that overlooks an ancient Roman temple. You'll have the opportunity to examine a range of modern art as well as archives and films, plus a gallery of contemporary exhibits. The site also operates a public library and includes a restaurant. Put Carre d'Art/Musee d'Art Contemporain at the forefront of your travel plans using our Nimes vacation builder.
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  • 2 temporary exhibitions with guided visits and a permanent expo, all free for the under 26 years..!
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  • Maison Carrée, extant from the depth of centuries and survived, now makes amazing architectural ensemble with the building, built by Norman Foster.
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  • While visiting Nîmes this library is a must. I call it the little Centre Pompidou. Permanent exhibitions, a sizeable library (books and CDs), a conference room very spacious and well equipped as a restaurant with a very creative cuisine masterfully led. I forgot... the architecture is breathtaking.
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  • Nice views from the cafe on the third floor over the Maison Carrée.
  • While the building might look nice, both exhibitions were absolutely terrible. The permanent one (free of charge for everyone) is an collection of boredom causing paintings. The temporary exhibition was one of the worst displays of art I've ever witnessed. No wonder the horrid "Personal Cuts" didn't permit you to take photos (at least not with flash).
  • It says the operating time is from Tuesday to Sunday , but actually on Sunday the library is closed .
  • The library is not to adapt to work, its configuration makes it sound all the noises at the entrance! The showrooms of sleek and modern style, don't like it not. But what saves it is the "The sky of Nîmes" restaurant at the top which is GREAT! (Go during the week to take advantage of the formulas of the cheap day for such a gourmet restaurant! Otherwise, obviously €€€)
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  • We are in Nîmes in generations I love this city with all the memories that my grandparents left me if you like this town you can buy a magnificent book Nîmes of yesteryear. Good reading MB Library Edition HC
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