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La Maison Carree, Nimes

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La Maison Carree blends past and present with one of the best-preserved ancient Roman temples in the world, as well as a 3-D film about the heroes of Nîmes. This temple once dominated the forum of Nîmes, thanks to a deep Hexastyle portico with six Corinthian columns at either end of the pediment. Admire the frieze's ornamental relief carvings of rosettes and acanthus leaves beneath rows of delicate dentils. The interior shrine is typically small and windowless. For La Maison Carree and beyond, use our Nimes trip app to get the most from your Nimes vacation.
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  • Beautiful building from the Roman era in great condition (it is true that a restore has occurred there are approx 10 years) however except the film of 20 minutes there is nothing to see inside. Whatever the outside is worth only a glance.
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  • Square House is part of the culture of Nimes, in its history, it would be a shame not to visit this place who learn a lot about the history, at the same time to visit the tour Magne, the fountain, the arenas... gardens which are part of the heritage and are a continuation of the Maison Carrée
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  • very beautiful monument in very good condition, symbolic in the middle of the city. You can't miss her and it would be wrong.
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  • Must see during your Nimes visit. Completes the city its story. Inside you can only see the movie, nothing else. Definately combine this visit with the arena and ancient tower.
  • The building is a must see whilst you are in nimes and if you get the nimes pass the film shown inside is definitely worth a watch. Although the single ticket to see just the film is quite expensive. The main attraction of the Maison Carrée is it's exterior. Its not like the Pantheon in Rome; it doesn't have an elaborate interior.
  • It is said to be the best preserved ancient Roman temple. It looks very good outside. Inside there is only a short feature film about the development of the Roman city - it is not very interesting.
  • The ancient roman monument in incredibly well-preserved, the details are still perfectly visible and the massive building is impressive. Didn't see the inside.
  • This massive ancient Roman temple gives to the visitor the feeling of walking in the square 2000 years ago. Incredibly breathtaking.

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