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La Maison Carree, Nimes

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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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  • Nice to view from outside. Really a majestic building from the Roman times. Was not possible to go inside during our visit. 
    Nice to view from outside. Really a majestic building from the Roman times. Was not possible to go inside during our visit.  more »
  • It's closed right now but still worth the visit. You will also get to see some of the amazing squares of nimes as you walk there. You don't need more than 15 minutes there. 
    It's closed right now but still worth the visit. You will also get to see some of the amazing squares of nimes as you walk there. You don't need more than 15 minutes there.  more »
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  • A perfectly preserved Roman temple is a must-see if you are interested in Roman culture. Take care to read the information displayed on the northern side. It is worth to step down the stairs to experience how impressive the temple was from the original street level. Absolutely worth visiting.
  • A well made informative movie about the formation of Nimes is shown in French with English subtitles.

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