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Musée de la Romanité in Nimes a Must-Visit

By Aixcentric:

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.

Visitor Information

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.

16 Boulevard des Arènes,
30900 Nîmes (see map)

Eating at the Museum: There are two options for dining at the museum. Casual meals are available every day from 8h – 19h at Le Café du Musée. Alternatively, book a table at La table du 2. This restaurant located on the rooftop terrace offers a gastronomic experience with menus devised by Michelin two-star chef Franck Putelat and an international chef who will change each season.

Tourism Office (website)
6 Bd des Arènes
30000 Nimes
Tel: +33 (0)4 66 58 38 00

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"It came about out of frustration with the lack of communication in the town. Posters would suddenly go up about an event that week. No prewarning. I had difficulty too in finding information from many of the tourist offices. Things are slowly getting better and there is sometimes information in English. Hopefully by keeping an eagle eye on the local press and talking with contacts in town, I can publicize fun things that people would otherwise miss. It's a ragbag of info that I come across on my travels. I've published nearly 600 posts now and have lots of followers so hopefully, it is fulfilling its role of helping people, residents and visitors alike, get the most of their time in Aix."

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