Jardins de la Fontaine
Musée d'Art Contemporain
Within the Carré d'Art, the museum houses both permanent and rotating exhibitions of modern art. It merits a visit in its own right and...
The crumbling shell of the 30m-high Tour Magne was raised around 15 BC. Built as a display of imperial power, it’s the largest of a...
The striking glass-and-steel building facing the Maison Carrée was designed by British architect Sir Norman Foster. Inside is the...
The Royal Hotel's bistro-bar serves Spanish-themed cocktails overlooking place d'Assas.
Le Bouchon et L'Assiette
Refined cuisine indeed. Dishes are attractively presented and described sotto voce as they're slipped before you. For dessert, go for...
Jardins de la Fontaine information
The elegant Jardins de la Fontaine conceal several Roman remains, including the Source de la Fontaine – once the site of a spring, temple and baths – and the crumbling Temple de Diane , located in the gardens' northwest corner.
A 10-minute uphill walk brings you to the crumbling shell of the 30m-high Tour Magne , raised around 15 BC. Built as a display of imperial power, it's the largest of a chain of towers that once punctuated the city's 7km-long Roman ramparts. At the top of its 140 steps, there's an orientation table to help you interpret the panorama over Nîmes.