Nîmes notes

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

Nîmes’ courthouse

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palaisdejustice

After a little break, again new pictures from Nîmes…

The courthouse of Nîmes, or Le Palais de justice, is located just next to the amphitheatre, facing Esplanade Charles-de-Gaulle. This is the main entrance, which, however, is hardly used. In fact, I’ve never seen the gates open. The actual entrance is on the other side of the building.

The Palais de justice was designed by architect Gaston Bourdon and built between 1836 and 1846. It’s easy to see that the edifice was largely inspired of the Maison Carrée. Nowadays the neoclassical building is listed as a historical monument.

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

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