Nemausus (Nîmes)

 

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Amfitheatre

The elliptical Roman amphitheatre, of the 1st or 2nd century AD, is the best-preserved Roman arena in France. It was filled with medieval housing, when its walls served as ramparts, but they were cleared under Napoleon.

The Maison Carrée (Square House), a small Roman temple, dedicated to sons of Agrippa, was built c. 19 BC. It is one of the best-preserved Roman temples anywhere.

The nearby Mont Cavalier is crowned by the Tour Magne (“Great Tower”), a ruined Roman tower. Castellum Divisorum

Visit July 1975. Praktika XL SLR, Agfa slides.