Nîmes notes

a picture diary from a Roman town in the south of France

La Maison Carrée seen from Carré d’Art

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La Maison Carrée (“The Square House”) is one of the Nîmes’ top 3 sights, a well preserved Roman temple. Having later served as a church, horse stable and art museum, it nowadays holds a film theatre showing only one film: Héros de Nîmes, a 3D movie retelling the history of Nîmes. It’s actually quite fascinating!

The building from where I’ve taken the photo, is about 2000 years younger. Carré d’Art was built in 1993, and it houses a contemporary art museum, a museum shop, a library, a café and some exhibition spaces. Designed by Norman Foster, Carré d’Art is said to have resemblances to its famous neighbour. Well, both have poles…


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Picture diaries from Nîmes (and Marseille), South of France

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