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La Maison Carree

Place de la Maison Carree, 30000 Nimes, France
+33 4 66 21 82 56
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The Maison Carree in Nimes is the only Roman ancient temple completely preserved. The inspiration for the design of the Maison Carree came from the temples of Apollo and Mars Ultor in Rome. Inside, you will discover a 23 minutes film "Nemausus, the birth of Nimes" which explains how Nimes became a roman city and shows the construction of the main roman sights of the city (Arena, Maison Carree, Tour Magne).
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“roman temple” (64 reviews)
“minute film” (22 reviews)
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Place de la Maison Carree, 30000 Nimes, France
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"english subtitles"
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"roman temple"
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"minute film"
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"interesting film"
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"stunning building"
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"original interior"
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"corinthian columns"
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"cinema showing"
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"every half hour"
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"inside the building"
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"la maison"
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"worth a visit"
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"steep steps"
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"tour magne"
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"roman times"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Impressive from outside. We bought a ticket that covered Tour Magne, Arenes and Maison Caree. We enjoyed the film about the region - there are English subtitles.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Definitely one of the must-do's in Nimes. Very impressive building to look round from the outside. Inside is a cinema where a film shows every half hour, explaining how Nimes was built and its history. We really enjoyed the film as it showed how the...More

Thank Dorothy314
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

And exquisite site. This is an absolutely well preserved Roman temple. Originally it sat in the middle of the Roman forum which is now surrounded by modern neighborhoods. It’s recently been cleaned and is unbelievably well preserved. Highly recommend a visit here

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Built in about 4-7 AD, this temple is one of the best preserved Roman temple facades of the former Roman Empire. Set in a spacious square abutted by some restaurants, it can easily be seen from all sides and is a marvelous object for photography....More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Impressive building. For children, it is super dangerous when you climb up the stairs. The sides have no barrier, to what would be a 3-4 metre fall into the stones below. Interesting moving to turn the inside of the hall into a cinema. There is...More

Thank Blair H
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A lovely building. Not much to see on the inside. Its shown by way if a film. It takes you back in time to how Nime came to be built. I found it very interesting. Well worth a visit.

Thank Tracey K
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Maison Carree is. A fantastic piece of history in the centre of Nîmes, and there is a great film shown every 3- minutes that explains this history of the city. Well worth a visit, especially if combined on a day pass with the Arena...More

Thank David O
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing building and well preserved in the center of Nimes. Didn’t watch movie there as I’d read it was a bit cheesy and we had a train to catch! Right in town center so easy to see between the amphitheater and the Tour Magne.

Thank Noel G
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Yes have a beer but it's very expensive for what you get,and service is not top of the line either. In truth don't bother.

Thank Paul H
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

A real hidden gem in Nines. This small but very pretty Roman Temple is in the middle of the city, so well prepared and interesting. Worth seeing the film inside

Thank Ricardo B
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