Nimes 1975

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. An other site is the Castellum Divisorum, water distribution. The Porte Auguste is a ruined gate of the city.
Visit July 1975. Praktika XL SLR, Agfa slides.