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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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Place de la Maison Carree, 30000 Nimes, France
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I only viewed this from the outside. It is spectacular both from the front and the side and well worth a photo stop. The Romans were master architects and it is amazing to have such a complete structure still standing after 2000 years. I didn't...More

Thank RobertJE
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

So inside the temple is a film theatre which holds about 120 people a time. Each showing is around 20 mins long. Again better to go earlier. If the queue is past the barriers you are unlikely to get into the next show. Check times...More

Thank Androyd55
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Reviewed 6 days ago

The building is lovely outside. But all there is to see inside is a film show. Timed starts every half hour or so, queue up outside to wait for the start. We bought a ticket including this at the Tour Magne (3 sites one price)...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It’s beautiful building from outside, but inside nothing is preserved and it’s used today to show some film about Nîmes. When we visited it was very hot day, and it impossible to stay inside without air conditioning.

Thank Anna B
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing building and history but did not realise until got there nothing inside. Expected more empty and dramatic like Pantheon, less local cinema. However, the film on origin on Nîmes was very good and an informative backdrop to all the Roman remains around the city....More

Thank Picpoul
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The building is 2000 years old although the facade has undergone some restoration. For the interior, there is a 23-minute film every 30 minutes. We thought, "Is that all there is, a film?" but in fact the film was really, really good (surprisingly high production...More

Thank bli_shem
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited the place because it was included in the pass, but it's just a movie about the history of the place and the city. The movie is nice and interesting, but the place os just an excuse (you can do the same anywhere). Also,...More

Thank surriz
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

External is a magnificent monument very-very well preserved.The disadvantage was tht we can not visit inside the building.

Thank antonis k
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Reviewed 5 July 2018 via mobile

Impressive from outside. We bought a ticket that covered Tour Magne, Arenes and Maison Caree. We enjoyed the film about the region - there are English subtitles.

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Reviewed 2 July 2018

Definitely one of the must-do's in Nimes. Very impressive building to look round from the outside. Inside is a cinema where a film shows every half hour, explaining how Nimes was built and its history. We really enjoyed the film as it showed how the...More

Thank Dorothy314
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