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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La Maison Carree Reviews
Den ligger ståtligt på ett av torgen i sin glans. Välbevarat och omhändertaget. Gick aldrig in, tycker den är häftigast att beskåda utifrån. more »It is located in one of the squares in its splendour. Well preserved and cared for. Never went in, thinks it is most coolest to view from the outside.
Bonjour, La maison carrée est un lieu où on peut visionner un film retraçant le passé et la création de la ville de Nîmes. Attention elle ne se visite pas. Le film est bien fait et est très clair ! Co... more »Hello, The Square House is a place where you can watch a film tracing the past and the creation of the city of Nimes. Be careful she doesn't visit herself. The film is well made and is very clear! Suitable for the whole family without any problems.
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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