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Carre d'Art/Musee d'Art Contemporain

Pl. de la Maison Carree, Nimes, France
+33 4 66 76 35 35
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A must see if in the town

Stopped here to see the Temple as part of a tour of the South of France with a group. You start by... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
wendygp
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
A must visit

We started our day in Nimes here and we're glad we did as the film gave a good background... read more

Reviewed 3 September 2017
Nan90
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Melbourne, Australia
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good41%
  • Average17%
  • Poor5%
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Pl. de la Maison Carree, Nimes, France
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+33 4 66 76 35 35
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stopped here to see the Temple as part of a tour of the South of France with a group. You start by seeing a lovely film showing the history of the town, lasting about 20 min's. Getting up to the entrance was a bit tricky...More

Thank wendygp
Reviewed 3 September 2017

We started our day in Nimes here and we're glad we did as the film gave a good background historical setting for every thing else we visited.

Thank Nan90
Reviewed 23 August 2017

You gotta love the French. I love the irony of where it's located. The museum is in a great building but the contents were not really the best (at least for me).

Thank Mike N
Reviewed 31 July 2017

OK, the building itself is beautiful (to my eyes anyway) and the restaurant on top is excellent. Having said that, the art collection/exhibitions can vary wildly in standard, they may be to your taste, or not. It is lovely and cool in there on a...More

Thank StuartVine
Reviewed 16 July 2017

The highlight of my day because unexopected. V interesting political South American art exhibition and a wonderfuil building with great view back to the Roman temple

Thank Eames;Mrs.jacqu... E
Reviewed 15 June 2017 via mobile

I left this art museum feeling frustrated. However, if you're interested in obscure, movement art and words randomly on walls...this might be your thing.

Thank Sara S
Reviewed 9 June 2017

Maybe not as impressive as some of his other projects such as the Millennium bridge in London or the Millau bridge in France. Still a very functional and likeable building. The exhibition about minimalist movement was not my cup of tea. The permanent collection has...More

Thank Peter D
Reviewed 28 March 2017

This modern art museum, gallery and city library is directly opposite the Maison Carree, and was designed by Norman Foster and opened in 1993. It is made of glass, concrete and steel and is an affectionate riff on the temple's architecture. It has about 400...More

Thank Angela C
Reviewed 14 February 2017

The museum as such is not big and the art offer not special, what the building has is a wonderful library and a restaurant that I haven't visited unfortunately but it promises to have a good view of the Maison Carre building.

Thank bot92
Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

This is a really beautiful building (designed by Norman Foster), worth a visit if only for that ...... but there's much more. An extensive lending library, newspaper and magazine free reading room (with good armchairs), art gallery and museum. If you come to Nîmes, don't...More

Thank Nicole H
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