Musée de la Romanité in Nimes a Must-Visit
The British press has been fulsome in its praise of the Musée de la Romanité in Nimes which opened in June – I couldn’t wait to visit.
Brand-new museums worldwide are making use of the latest building techniques and materials to construct breath-taking spaces to show beautifully-lit exhibits. And this is no exception. Plus it is in a very special site – right opposite the 20,000 seat Roman Arena which was built 2,000 years ago.
…Continue reading here for Lynne’s notes from her visit to Nimes and this new museum, which is a modern architectural creation by Elizabeth de Portzamparc.
A contemporary architectural exterior wraps itself around a collection of over 5000 artifacts (from a group of 25,000 objects). The displays stretch the timeline from the Iron Age to Medival times. There are plenty of interactive displays to keep everyone entertained and educate at the same time. Expect your visit to last at least 90 minutes.
30900 Nîmes (see map)
Tourism Office (website)
6 Bd des Arènes
Tel: +33 (0)4 66 58 38 00
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