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. For La Maison Carree and beyond, use our Nimes trip app to get the most from your Nimes vacation.
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Logistically, the Maison Carree is central to the arena and the Magne Tower (La Tour Magne), but is a short (~10 minute) walk from either. They showed a 30-minute video that covered the history of..... more »
We think 2/3 of the sides of this building have been filled in recent times. Apart from the well preserved exterior, there is nothing to see here. No disability access. more »
The exterior of this temple is exquisite - it's the only preserved Roman temple in existence. Although the current situation is not its original (it has been renovated), it still stands strong as a testament to the Romans' presence in the south of France. It's an impressive sight. The interior, however, is a tourist trap.
I only saw it from the outside. Supposedly, it's one of the most perfectly preserved examples of Roman architecture. It's nice to look at.
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