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Maison Carrée: Our most recommended tours and activities

Pont du Gard, Uzès & Nîmes: Half-Day Tour with Entry Fees

1. Pont du Gard, Uzès & Nîmes: Half-Day Tour with Entry Fees

Visit of the charming medieval town of Uzès, founded during the Roman era and the site of an aqueduct that was built to supply the city of Nîmes. The Pont du Gard is the most well-known stretch of the aqueduct left standing. On this 5-hour program, you’ll see the traces of Roman civilization in Uzès as well as substantial monuments from the Middle Ages. Visit the famous 2,000-year-old Pont du Gard, a section of the Roman aqueduct that provided water to Nîmes. The highly photographed bridge was listed by UNESCO in 1985 as a World Heritage Site. You’ll discover the treasures of Nîmes, including the Coliseum that is considered to be second only to the Coliseum in Rome. Its Roman amphitheater is still in use and today has a seating capacity of 10,000.

Tour Magne: Vestige of the roman fortifications of Nîmes

2. Tour Magne: Vestige of the roman fortifications of Nîmes

Walk along the Jardins de la Fontaine and discover the Tour Magne on the heights of the city of Nîmes. Built in 400 BC, the Tour Magne is one of the last Roman remains. The monument offers a panoramic view over the city of Nîmes, allowing you to admire it and catch a glimpse of the Arena. Thanks to the free audio guide, hosted by french actor Bruno Solo, you can learn more about the history of this monument and discover the legend of François Traucat (the emblematic gardener who was looking for a treasure inside the Tour Magne). You can also participate into a prize draw to win a souvenir of your visit to Nîmes at the end of your visit. Before visiting the Tour Magne, you can also visit the Nîmes Arena and the Maison Carrée, a UNESCO World Heritage Site candidate. These two other monuments are part of Nîmes' Roman past. The ticket of the Tour Magne does not include the entrance of the Amphitheatre of Nîmes and the Maison Carrée. Minors must be accompanied by an adult. For more informations:

From Avignon : Full Day Roman Sites and Historical Places

3. From Avignon : Full Day Roman Sites and Historical Places

Discover the city of Nîmes : visit the Arenes with an audio-guide. Quick glance at the Maison Carrée, best preserved temple of the ancient Roman empire. Continue to Pont du Gard, one of the largest and best preserved aqueduct of the Roman period. (The museum is not included). Free time in the charming medieval town of Uzès : the Place aux Herbes square and the Fenestrelle tower. In Orange, discover one of the best preserved theater in the Roman empire. Photo stop at the Triumphal Arch.

Nimes Historical Center 2-Hour Private Walking Tour

4. Nimes Historical Center 2-Hour Private Walking Tour

Discover the city of Nimes on a privately guided and customizable tour. See the city’s beautifully preserved architecture from the Roman era, and admire sites such as the Amphitheater that was built in the 1st century BC.  See the Arena of Nîmes, remodeled in the 19th century to serve as a bullring. Admire the construction and its excellent state of preservation that has allowed groups such as Rammstein and Metallica to perform memorable concerts in the arena.  Visit the Jardin de La Fontaine, the 17th-century park in the city center, and admire the ruined Roman Tour Magne and the Temple de Diane. Discover the Maison Carrée, the Roman temple that's so miraculously intact it looks as though it was built yesterday, and explore the exterior architecture of the Musée des Beaux-Arts de Nîmes.  Your private tour will take you wherever you wish to go, all in the company of your own personal guide who will help you uncover one of Europe’s most magnificent Roman cities.

From Avignon: Roman Provence tour around Nîmes and Orange

5. From Avignon: Roman Provence tour around Nîmes and Orange

Visit the amphitheatre of Nîmes and imagine the gladiators inside. Discover the square house of Nîmes, a former temple consecrated to Augustus. Explore the magnificent Roman theatre of Orange and its impressive scene wall. Admire the huge Pont du Gard, a former aqueduct to bring water to Nîmes. Enjoy the friendly picnic shared together. It only includes fresh products from local farmers.

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What people are saying about Maison Carrée

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 67 reviews

It turned out that it was the two of us and our guide, Frederick. He was extremely knowledgeable and gracious about sharing it. As we had just gone to the Pont du Gard the day before, he didn’t mind skipping that so we could spend more time in the other two places.

I had my apprehension with joining this tour cos of mixed reviews - but if you’re with Lorenzo, you’re in good hands! Really informative, enjoyable, and ended at the Forum so could then take own time going around the area.

Our guide Flora was extremely capable and knowledgeable as she showed us the Pont de Gard, the superb small city of Uzes, and Nimes. Everything was great, and my wife and I strongly recommend this half-day tour.

Our guide knew a lot and was able to explain in several languages. You have just enough time to get an impression of the places visited.

Wonderful friendly guide with lots of interesting facts! Small group and a very comfortable journey!