Jardins de la Fontaine

sights / Historic

Jardins de la Fontaine information

Location
Nîmes , France
Address
quai de la Fontaine
Prices
garden free, Tour Magne adult/child €3.50/3
Opening hours
9am-8pm Jul & Aug, shorter hours Sep-Jun
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Roman remains in these elegant gardens include the 30m-high Tour Magne , raised around 15 BC – the largest of a chain of towers conveying imperial power that once punctuated the city’s 7km-long Roman ramparts. At the top of its 140 steps, an orientation table interprets the panoramic views over Nîmes.

The gardens also shelter the Source de la Fontaine – once the site of a spring, temple and baths – and the crumbling Temple de Diane , located in the northwest corner.