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Address: Place Guillaume Apollinaire | Jardins de la Fontaine, 30000 Nimes, France
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+33 4 66 21 82 56
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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The Tour Magne, i.e. the Great Tower, is the only tower left standing from...

The Tour Magne, i.e. the Great Tower, is the only tower left standing from the Roman city walls. The top of the tower of 140 steps provides a striking panoramic view of Nimes.

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Worth the climb

Just get to the top. Trust me. The city sprawls out before you and the view goes on for miles. There is a helpful display at the top which explains the significant sites before... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 25 January 2017
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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Along with the remarkable construction heritage dating back to Roman times, the view from the top is superb. Warning, the steps are quite steep but take your time because the climb to the top is worth it.

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Madrid Spain
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2017

Only worth it if you really want to see the view over Nimes. The gardens are OK but not so special. I didn't see a cafe there either.

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Nimes, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2017

great view of the city. lots of history info. and also many many stairs to climb to. it is worth the effort.

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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2017

Just get to the top. Trust me. The city sprawls out before you and the view goes on for miles. There is a helpful display at the top which explains the significant sites before you.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

We visited the Tour Magne using the good value Roman pass. It was a little difficult to find, travelling by car, and only limited parking was available,but we felt it was worth visiting for the tremendous views over the city. Good information provided about the history and uses of the tower.

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Sudbury, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

Quite the trek to the top but well worth the effort. You can see the entire city from the top of the tower. Not for the faint of heart though. The gardens on the way up are also good.

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Marietta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

The tower offers an amazing view, beautiful gardens. Definitely worth a visit. Doesn't take long to climb the stairs to the top.

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016

Amazing views from the top of the tower. A must see when in Nimes! You can buy a joint ticket for two other attractions which is great value for money.

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Quillan, France
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

Part of the garden complex the tower is accessible from an interior spiral stair case, not suitable for infirm or unfir or disabled persons

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

It's a long walk to the Tour at the top of the hill in the Jardins de la Fontaine, but well worth it. The views are spectacular.

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