Maison Carrée - Nimes

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14 Rue de la Maison Carrée, Nimes, France
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Don't pay 4,5 euro to enter and see only a 22 minutes 3D film! Sep 02, 2011
La Maison Carrée raised on a podium at the centre of a paved square,formely dominating the Roman rectangular forum is one of the best preserved temple of all the ancient Roman world.Well-proportioned with slender columns it exsudes a fragile charm and is reflected in the contemporary building of the Carré d'Art,a modern art gallery built by Sir Norman Foster.

It inspired the church of La Madeleine in Paris and the Virginia Stae Capitol in the USA.

Built at the end of the first century BC,it was dedicated to Augustus and later to the emperor grandsons.Rededicated as a Christian church,it was used as a meeting place for the city's consuls,later a stable during the French Revolution,a town hall then a museum.

It is a perfect example of Vitruvian architecture.The facade is dominated by a portico with six Corinthian columns at either end.Above its columns,the architrave shows fine relief carvings of acanthus leaves and rosettes.

It is 26 m long,15 m wide and 17 m high.

Entrance fee:

If you don't visit the Arènes and Tour Magne,don't buy the Roman Nîmes ticket:THERE IS NOTHING TO SEE INSIDE the Maison Carrée but a 22 minutes 3D film that I found a lil boring but I am no fond of movies!!Roman Nîmes ticket(Maison Carrée+Arènes+Tour Magne)valid for 3 days:9,20 euro,concessions:7,6 euro

Only Maison Carrée entrance:4,50 (3,7)

concessions:children aged 7-17(free under 7),students,unemployed and teachers.
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Andy99 says:
Great photos, Bernard! I'd like to see this temple.
Posted on: Jan 29, 2012
bernard69 says:
comme toi je ne suis pas un fana de la Roma antique et Nîmes a bien changé ces dernières années:elle s'embellit et s'embourgeoise!
Posted on: Sep 02, 2011
fransglobal says:
J'ai bien apprecie Nimes pendant ma visite en 1982. Cela represente la gloire de Rome beaucoup mieux que la Rome de nos jours, a mon avis....
Posted on: Sep 02, 2011
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