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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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  • This visit to understand the history of the city through a video. This visit is to do with the combined ticket (arenas, tour Magne and square House).
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  • Beautiful temple on a wide esplanade, well preserved and restored. Inside a movie theater screen, choose the places at the top for your Visual comfort. Interesting to know the reason for these Roman remains and the birth of the city. Should not that digital make you forget the genius of these architects and builders, more than 2000 years ago.
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  • Certainly it is a beautiful building, watching a super well-made movie that takes through it the history of Nîmes and the building. But that's all! I expected a visit of the premises and not that was a movie. Too bad! But it's still to be done to understand the story!
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  • An ancient Roman Theatre in fantastic condition in central Nîmes. The outside is very impressive. Inside is a windowless room, More or less cubic, operating as a cinema showing a film (French with English subtitles) about Roman Nîmes. Our kids (aged 7 to 15) enjoyed the film, but not really worth the admission price unless you buy a combo ticket. The outside is a must see, though.
  • This place is a fantastic stop if you're in nice. The building itself dates from ancient Roman times and has a long and glorious history. The have converted the interior to a movie theater to tell the story of the building. This and the Roman Colosseum are the two must see in this town for you history and culture lovers.
  • Beautiful well preserved Roman temple from the 1st century. Probably the most well preserved of its time. Amazing to have kept this in the middle of this historical city. It's 17 meters high and you must climb high stairs too. It's very harmonious with perfect proportions.
  • A complete Roman forum (in near constant use/repair since). An incredibly impressive building. Inside a small cinema plays an interesting, 25 minute film about the towns rise under the Romans. Not to be missed
  • Just AMAZING! I do not think it's worth going inside, but take a look at the square and the building. Just marvel.
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