Photographer's Note

LA MAISON CARREE tait construite sur un podium dominant le forum en 16BC, comme coeur conomique et administratif de la Nmes Antique.

Parmi les rares temples du monde antique compltement conservs, la Maison Carree mesure 26 mtres de long sur 15 de large et 17 de hauteur.

La Maison Carre doit son exceptionnel tat de conservation une utilisation sans interruption depuis le XIme sicle: tour tour maison consulaire, curie, appartement, glise, sige de la premire prfecture du Gard, puis amnage en archives dpartementales et finallement muse.


THE SQUARE HOUSE was built upon a stage in the middle of the ancient forum of Nimes in the year 16BC and played its role as economic and adminstrative center of the city.

It is the one of only a handful of ancient Roman temples to have been completely preserved and measures 26m long, 15m wide and 17m high.

During the course of history it has been continuously in use and housed a.o. a private house, a church and various government buildings. These days it is a museum and 3D-cinema.



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