We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

La Maison Carree

Certificate of Excellence
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: Place de la Maison Carree, 30000 Nimes, France
Phone Number:
+33 4 66 21 82 56
Website
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Description:

The Maison Carree in Nimes is the only Roman ancient temple completely...

The Maison Carree in Nimes is the only Roman ancient temple completely preserved. The inspiration for the design of the Maison Carree came from the temples of Apollo and Mars Ultor in Rome. Inside, you will discover a 23 minutes film "Nemausus, the birth of Nimes" which explains how Nimes became a roman city and shows the construction of the main roman sights of the city (Arena, Maison Carree, Tour Magne).

read more
Book In Advance
More Info
US$71.36*
and up
Small Group Tour of Nimes, Uzes and Pont du Gard from Avignon
More Info
US$433.62*
and up
Private Day Trip to Nimes and Pont du Gard from Arles
More Info
US$41.17*
and up
Private Provence Tour: In the Footsteps of the Romans

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 1,421 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 122
    Excellent
  • 153
    Very good
  • 62
    Average
  • 14
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
What an architecture!!

Quite an interesting building. Me and my friend didn't get into it, but its size and architecture is really incredible and admirable.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
argripp
,
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
Add Photo Write a Review

1,421 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 356: English reviews
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
Level Contributor
57 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Quite an interesting building. Me and my friend didn't get into it, but its size and architecture is really incredible and admirable.

Helpful?
1 Thank argripp
Boston, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
137 reviews
65 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After the Arenes amphitheater, this was the next ancient site we visited on a day trip from Arles. The structure is amazingly well preserved. We had a pass to enter the place, where there is (only) a modern theater. There is a new film about the founding of the city that we found interesting and entertaining. Well worth a visit.

Helpful?
Thank Lyle N
Level Contributor
66 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Again, another fantastic attraction from the Roman era. Pay to go inside and watch the film. A wonderful way of telling the heritage story of the city. Get the 3 in 1 ticket to see this, the tower and the coliseum.

Helpful?
1 Thank Milkman F
Level Contributor
93 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We didn't actually enter the building, just admired the roman architecture from the outside. Very well preserved and a very impressive building!

Helpful?
1 Thank AllWhoWander2016
Level Contributor
11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017

I have watched the movie showing about the history of Nimes and I was really impressed. It's really amazing although it takes only 30 minutes. I highly recommend this place if you visit Nimes.

Helpful?
1 Thank Ái Mỹ L
Madrid Spain
Level Contributor
224 reviews
56 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2017

Lovely building and inside they show a brif 20 minute film which tells you a bit about the history of Nimes

Helpful?
1 Thank Kenshare
New York City, New York
Level Contributor
165 reviews
70 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2017

But there you are, walking down a narrow pedestrian street, looking in the windows of Monoprix and the eyeglass store, and you turn the bend and there it is. Standing amidst stores of platform shoes and lavender soap. While it is breath-takingly beautiful, its situation is unfortunate. Perhaps it is the sheer magnitude of the size of the city around... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank SampleASample
Lancaster, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
18 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2017

The Maison Carree stands defiant against the modernity around it. Was great fun to sit a sketch this for a few hours and have my lunch at one of the restaurants in the piazza. I didn't bother to with the film inside but had a good scramble round once I spotted a few people sitting a good way along the... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Jennie-Marie S
Cartagena District, Colombia
Level Contributor
222 reviews
91 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 312 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

This roman style building, is full of history and stories; is well preserved and very good lights for night photos

Helpful?
1 Thank JuanSebastianReina
UK
Level Contributor
186 reviews
62 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

A beautiful building - the best preserved Roman temple in the world, having been in continuous use. It now houses a small cinema continuously showing a film ( in French with English subtitles ) about the founding of Nimes, which is a good introduction to a visit to the city. The position of the building, in a large square opposite... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank CazBUk

Travellers who viewed La Maison Carree also viewed

 

Been to La Maison Carree? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from La Maison Carree staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?