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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. Arrange to visit La Maison Carree and other attractions in Nimes using our Nimes trip generator.
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  • The square House is very well preserved. A beautiful demonstration of what our ancestors were able to do. The film is nice to look at to understand the history of Nimes, but suddenly the Interior has no trace of the former. To see all the same.
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  • Indeed, the Romans have no knowledge about geometry, as we were not the difference between a square and a rectangle. But regardless of its form, this temple by its architecture and harmony really worth the trip. His vision to the sunset is unforgettable. Thanks to our settler ancestors of us letting a precious monument.
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  • The exterior of the building is grandiose and film broadcast on the inside is really very well fact, thanks to him vs will know the history of Nîmes and vs replongerez at the time of the Romans...
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  • I love it. Visited with friends during summer vacation. We had a wonderful time and enjoyed the movie that was shown.
  • An exterior which must be seen, the building is a supremely preserved example of a Roman temple. On the inside there is a dramatised half hour movie recounting the history of Nîmes, if you have some time to kill, and have the Nîmes Pass which gives access to here, the Arena and Tour Magne you might aswell give it a watch. Otherwise you should just spend more time admiring the architecture outside! Movie is screened every hour and half hour if you are interested.
  • Best preserved Roman Temple in France and possibly in the world. Beautiful structure with a lot of history. To help you appreciate its history a short 20min video about the birth of Nîmes is worth a watch inside the temple.
  • Restored Roman temple in the middle of Nimes. Over 2,000 years old (well, the basics of it) dedicated to Gaius Caesar. It's amazing to stand near it and consider what the temple and surrounds may have been like 2,000 years ago.
  • Great remains of the romane time. Inside is only a movie. If you have the combined ticket (pass) you can visit but otherwise not really nessecary