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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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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
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
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.
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
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.
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