THE MUSEUM OF ROMANITY IN NÎMES
Open since June 2018, the Museum of Romanity is the major new cultural attraction to discover in Occitania. This region is the heir to an exceptional Roman heritage, including the Pont du Gard aqueduct, the Arena and Maison Carrée in Nîmes, and the Via Domitia which can still be seen in Narbonne.
The Museum of Romanity in Nîmes, built opposite the Arena of Nîmes, was inaugurated on 2 June 2018.
Its exceptional collections (5,000 artefacts) tell the story of Nîmes and French Rome through 65 multimedia exhibits (immersive screenings, interactive maps, etc.). The journey covers 25 years of history, including the Gallic period, the Roman period and the Middle Ages, all the way to the legacy of Antiquity as we see it today.
Ultra-contemporary with its light and airy outer shell reminiscent of a toga's folds, this museum designed by the architect Elizabeth de Portzampard echoes the Arena of Nîmes and the Maison Carrée nearby. It aims to be a pleasant community space at the heart of the city, opening onto a large archaeological garden (3,500 m2) and a plant-covered rooftop offering stunning views of Nîmes, with the Magne Tower on the horizon.