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Carre d'Art/Musee d'Art Contemporain

Pl. de la Maison Carree, Nimes, France
+33 4 66 76 35 35
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Beautiful Building

OK, the building itself is beautiful (to my eyes anyway) and the restaurant on top is excellent... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Surbiton, United Kingdom
Free interesting exhibition in a fabulous Norman Foster building

The highlight of my day because unexopected. V interesting political South American art exhibition... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Eames;Mrs.jacqu... E
Leeds, United Kingdom
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Pl. de la Maison Carree, Nimes, France
+33 4 66 76 35 35
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

OK, the building itself is beautiful (to my eyes anyway) and the restaurant on top is excellent. Having said that, the art collection/exhibitions can vary wildly in standard, they may be to your taste, or not. It is lovely and cool in there on a...More

Thank StuartVine
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The highlight of my day because unexopected. V interesting political South American art exhibition and a wonderfuil building with great view back to the Roman temple

Thank Eames;Mrs.jacqu... E
Reviewed 15 June 2017 via mobile

I left this art museum feeling frustrated. However, if you're interested in obscure, movement art and words randomly on walls...this might be your thing.

Thank Sara S
Reviewed 9 June 2017

Maybe not as impressive as some of his other projects such as the Millennium bridge in London or the Millau bridge in France. Still a very functional and likeable building. The exhibition about minimalist movement was not my cup of tea. The permanent collection has...More

Thank Peter D
Reviewed 28 March 2017

This modern art museum, gallery and city library is directly opposite the Maison Carree, and was designed by Norman Foster and opened in 1993. It is made of glass, concrete and steel and is an affectionate riff on the temple's architecture. It has about 400...More

Thank Angela C
Reviewed 14 February 2017

The museum as such is not big and the art offer not special, what the building has is a wonderful library and a restaurant that I haven't visited unfortunately but it promises to have a good view of the Maison Carre building.

Thank bot92
Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

This is a really beautiful building (designed by Norman Foster), worth a visit if only for that ...... but there's much more. An extensive lending library, newspaper and magazine free reading room (with good armchairs), art gallery and museum. If you come to Nîmes, don't...More

Thank Nicole H
Reviewed 13 October 2016

Having recently visited the Musee de Grenoble, we found the permanent collection of this Nimes museum rather disappointing. A large work by Gerhard Richter is the most striking work. We were unable to visit the special exhibition at this time, because it hadn't opened yet....More

Thank operalover939
Reviewed 7 September 2016

An interesting space with a good number of traveling exhibit. The snack/bar on the last floor allows you to see the "Maison Carré" from above, which is interesting in itself.

Thank Franswa212
Reviewed 27 August 2016

We like to visit this library and art gallery - the art is usually a bit 'whacky' but thought provoking and the current one certainly maintains this standard.... but the salon de the on the top floor overlooking the Maison Carre is a great place...More

Thank Resurgam20
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