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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Roman Sites Small-Group Day Trip from Avignon, Including Nîmes and Uzès BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $85
Duration: 6 hours
Provence Heritage Tour from Avignon: Les Baux de Provence, Nimes and Uzès BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $131
Duration: 10 hours 30 minutes
La Maison Carree Reviews
Take a long walk through the town and suddenly you are looking at one of the best preserved temples. Worth a detour if you are near Nimes. more »
To be honest we probably would have gone and watched the film if it hadn't been included in our Romanity pass. We did enjoy the film and it added some extra info to the roman story of Nimes, as it... more »
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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