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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” (51 reviews)
“minute film” (20 reviews)
Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
Place de la Maison Carree, 30000 Nimes, France
+33 4 66 21 82 56
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Reviewed yesterday

It is in the middle of the town and keeps very well. Inside is a small museum. There are many Cafes around it.

Thank J F
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

To look and sit - just dream your day away with the fab cafes around the building. You can watch movies being made and lovers hold hands sitting on the ledges.

Thank Lady Sarah P
Reviewed 3 days ago

There is a 20 minute film reenacting the founding of Nimes as a Roman city with subtitles. How Gauls became Romans is riveting. This is an actual Roman temple dedicated to political offspring rather than the gods.

Thank PointerDetroit
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The Maison Carree is a must see. It is a stunning piece of Roman era architecture, that has been beautifully maintained. You can walk around the outside, it has lovely lighting at night. The interior offers nothing to see of the sight. Instead, it has...More

Thank Robert I
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This amazingly well preserved building is hard to miss. However on entering you go straight into a small cinema. You then watch a well put together film about the birth of Nimes. Once the film Is over you exit the building. I hoped that you'd...More

Thank Tara C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a must see stop on your tour of Nimes. The movie shown inside is very well done, explains the history and development of the area and the local connection to Rome. This location is an easy walk from most places in Nimes. Walk...More

Thank Stewartaudia4
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Maison Carre is a surprise - not only is the best preserved Roman temple in France, its smack in the middle of the little town of Nimes. Small streets in the city center open up to this central square, where the Maison Carre rests,...More

Thank shinyshy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There aren't many sites like this in the whole world, it's a rare treat, though there is little left on the inside it is used to display a film about Nimes (which I've even watched in my spare time cause it cool af) it's really...More

Thank Luke B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This amazingly well preserved Roman temple makes an interesting visit but what sets it apart is the 29 minute film shown on the hour and half hour which tells the story of Roman Nimes. Full of accurate facts but presented as a story we learned...More

Thank Rick W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Impressive building which you enter to watch a film - liked it! Covered by ticket we bought at amphitheater.

Thank Grandadlen
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