Incredibly well preserved Roman Heritage in Nîmes – Maison Carrée – The Maison Carrée is located in the heart of historic Nîmes, in The Gard, Southern France. One of the best preserved Roman temple façades in the world, the spacious square surrounding the building follows the contours of the former Forum and highlights how important the building was in 4-7 AD. Dedicated to the grandsons and heirs of Augustus, Gaius Caesar and Lucius Caesar who died young, the building follows the tenets of Vitruvian architecture.
In 1993, Sir Norman Foster’s Carré d’Art (art museum & public library) opened adjacent to the Maison Carrée and subtly echoes the Maison’s portico and columns in steel and glass – complementing the Roman original.For the best view of the Maison Carrée, head to the roof and the aptly named Le Ciel de Nîmes – a busy café with a large terrace overlooking the square.
Photographs: Sue Lowry
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