Your health is our main priority

To ensure your visit is a safe as possible, we have implemented the following measures in accordance with Decree No. 2020-548 issued on 11 May 2020:

  • Online booking of your time slot is strongly recommended
  • You must wear your mask throughout the visit 
  • Your temperature will be checked at the entrance
  • Hand sanitiser will be available
  • Please ensure you stay one metre apart from other visitors

Gatherings of persons are forbidden. Groups are not allowed. 
The staff wear masks at all times and the reception desks are fitted with glazed screens.

For your information, 

The Culturespaces sites
Musées et centres d’art
Monuments historiques

The Amphitheatre, the Maison Carrée and the Tour Magne are open! 

In order to guarantee your safety, special modalities of visits are planned. Find out more

Nîmes from yesterday to today

Frise chronologique

-600 The first traces of human habitation

The first traces of human habitation in Nîmes date from the late 6th century bc. These were clay huts with roofs of wattle and daub, supported by wooden posts. They were located close to a sacred spring dedicated to the god Nemaus (the site of the current-day Jardin de la Fontaine). 

-100 The founding of Nîmes
-58 The outbreak of the Gallic Wars
-15 The Construction of the Tour Magne
2 Construction begins on the Maison Carrée
100 Construction begins on the amphitheatre
300 The end of the Roman Games
417 The amphitheatre becomes a fortress
1000 The Maison Carrée, a consular house
1194 Knights in the amphitheatre
1226 Nîmes becomes part of the Kingdom of France
1670 The Maison Carrée is transformed into a church
1700 The amphitheatre, a residential quarter
1823 The Maison Carrée becomes a museum
1853 The restoration of the amphitheatre
1865 Archaeological excavations in the amphitheatre
2005 Culturespaces becomes a delegate
2009 The first edition of the Great Roman Games