Jardins de la Fontaine

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Jardins de la Fontaine information

Nîmes , France
Tour Magne adult/child €2.80/2.40
Opening hours
Tour Magne 9.30am-6.30pm
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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.