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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...more
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Place de la Maison Carree, 30000 Nimes, France
+33 4 66 21 82 56
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Reviewed 13 December 2018 via mobile

This mansion boasts as the symbol of birth of Nimes. Perfectly preserved, now showcases a beautiful 20min film depicting the origin of Nimes and the Roman cultural fusion.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Midz15
Reviewed 11 December 2018

You do not need a huge amount of time to visit La Maison Carree as it is the outside rather than the inside of the building that is worthy of attention. Our experience inside was curtailed due to the arrival of a large group of...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Tom L
Reviewed 6 December 2018

The outside is wonderfully preserved (and partially restored), and it's the *only* surviving Roman temple that is still in its original state. However, the inside is a tourist trap. If the inside was as well preserved as the outside, I would rate five stars. The...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 6 November 2018 via mobile

Interesting place. Beautiful building outside. Inside a cinema with a film about the history of Nimes. Only good if you can speak English or French. Can’t remember the price but thought it was worth it.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 6 November 2018

I lived not too far from Nimes back in 1981 and this was the first visit back to the area since then. We had bought a day pass which entitled us to visit the amphitheatre, Maison Carree and the Tour Magne. There was an excellent...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 4 November 2018

This building is amazing for it's age. Take it all in with a walk right around the outside. Height of columns, carvings, steepness of steps. Incredible. You can go inside for a fee. We elected to just take in the outside.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Karen C
Reviewed 27 October 2018

Beautiful temple in Nimes. We were impressed by the film giving a history of Nimes. would recommend.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank JCR92
Reviewed 26 October 2018

This is the best-preserved Roman temple in existence. It's worth walking right around the outside and looking at the beautiful Corinthian capitals. Inside there is just a plain room where an interesting film on Nimes in Roman times is screened: you can get a ticket...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Numismatist
Reviewed 17 October 2018

Probably the best preserved Roman temple in Europe,certainly the best i have ever seen. Again,first century,like the arena

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 853barry
Reviewed 15 October 2018

Love the building and enjoyed the movie to recap why Nimes became a critical spot on the Roman empire map.

Date of experience: September 2018
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