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Carre d'Art/Musee d'Art Contemporain

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Address: Pl. de la Maison Carree, Nimes, France
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Library, art gallery and salon de the

We like to visit this library and art gallery - the art is usually a bit 'whacky' but thought provoking and the current one certainly maintains this standard.... but the salon de... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 27 August 2016
Dorset, United Kingdom
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Nimes, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW 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 miss this place.

Thank Nicole H
Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 752 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

Having recently visited the Musee de Grenoble, we found the permanent collection of this Nimes museum rather disappointing. A large work by Gerhard Richter is the most striking work. We were unable to visit the special exhibition at this time, because it hadn't opened yet. The building is very attractive, however, and entry is gratis (at least it was for... More 

Thank operalover939
Nimes, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

An interesting space with a good number of traveling exhibit. The snack/bar on the last floor allows you to see the "Maison Carré" from above, which is interesting in itself.

Thank Franswa212
Dorset, United Kingdom
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71 reviews
43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016

We like to visit this library and art gallery - the art is usually a bit 'whacky' but thought provoking and the current one certainly maintains this standard.... but the salon de the on the top floor overlooking the Maison Carre is a great place to stop for a drink and sit. From on high, you can watch the world... More 

Thank Resurgam20
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2016

Quite a small monument but very interesting to visit and get explanations on its history. Located in the center of the city, good to be done before to go to the arenas

Thank ailiwei
Farnham Common, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 181 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2016

Interesting building with not just art displays but libraries and reading rooms too. Very contemporary art that in the main was a bit of a mystery to me. Worth a short visit

Thank Chris P
Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2016

There are many old (and very old) buildings in Nimes so it was refreshing to be in this space. Glass and steel, high ceilings and space. Probably designed by some architect we've never heard of. Credible artworks, not too far out there.

Thank IanRR255060
Brouzet-les-Ales, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2015

Wonderful to sit up high above the city but the service and value was disappointing. I could be so much better with more attractive pricing and more adventurous offerings.

Thank BluesBoy1950
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2015

It was very interesting to see the way Nimes started out, and the consequent building of the walls and arena. Having visited the arena, it was amazing to see it 'come to life' in the film.

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2015

The cafe has a wonderful position overlooking the Maison Carree and should have been a nice way to finish a tour of the galleries. There were loads of staff but only one available to take orders on the terrace (Sunday 30.08.15 @ 16.00). He seemed more interested in chatting to the female customers and when he eventually took our order... More 

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