The striking, glass-and-steel Carré d’Art was designed by British architect Sir Norman Foster. Inside is the municipal library and the...
Théâtre de Nîmes
Renowned venue for drama and music.
Aux Plaisirs des Halles
Market-fresh dining is the order of the day here (red-mullet salad, beef with Jerusalem artichoke purée and grapefruit and red-pepper...
place de la Maison Carrée · interesting places nearby
Maison Carrée information
Constructed in gleaming limestone around AD 5, this temple was built to honour Emperor Augustus’ two adopted sons. Despite the name, the Maison Carrée (Square House) is actually rectangular – to the Romans, ‘square’ simply meant a building with right angles. The building is beautifully preserved, complete with stately columns and triumphal steps. There's no need to go inside unless you're interested in the relatively cheesy 22-minute 3D film.