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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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  • Perfectly restored building (Roman 1 century) but unfortunately almost empty inside. I think it's a good idea to walk by and look at it from the outside. Not really worth tot go in. 
    Perfectly restored building (Roman 1 century) but unfortunately almost empty inside. I think it's a good idea to walk by and look at it from the outside. Not really worth tot go in.  more »
  • The idea fostered under the Roman Empire that its Caesars had divine attributes comes into full reality with this sublime structure. It is a miracle it has by and large survived. The marble gleams in....  more
    The idea fostered under the Roman Empire that its Caesars had divine attributes comes into full reality with this sublime structure. It is a miracle it has by and large survived. The marble gleams in....  more »
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  • Beautiful , well preserved temple. The history is presented and explained in depth inside. We bought the combined ticket with the Arena. 100% worth the visit and a must do in Nîmes.
  • This roman temple in the, by emperor Augustus founded, city of Nimes is a true treasure. Where other roman buildings where often used as stone quarry or got striped of their ornaments in order to decorate new buildings, the Maison Carrée has been preserved in it's original state for more that 2000 years. It has been used for many different functions during it's history namely a city hall, a church, a prefecture, a museum, a house and even a tomb for the son of the duchess of Uzès. The more recent restauration of 2011 let it shine brightly white.

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