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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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  • Unique she is with the arenas, one of the jewels of the city of Nîmes. The recent restoration is a perfect success.
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  • Magnificent monument impressed to see this building in the center of town in the middle of modernity Nimes...
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  • The Roman remains which contrasts very well with a modern construction. A must see. Attention: If you are riding with your children, keep, because there is no parapet on another.
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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