Musée de la romanité – Nîmes

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Temporary exhibition :

“The Etruscans, a Mediterranean civilisation”

15 April – 23 October 2022

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The museum is open every day
from 10 a.m to 7 p.m

Last admission 6 p.m

Live the historical EXPERIENCE

  • 25 Centuries of history to explore
  • 5000 Exceptional pieces
  • 65 Multimedia devices
Collection du Musée de la Romanité - Nîmes

Plunge into the history of Nîmes

Let us guide you on a discovery of the Nîmes territory and everyday life of the people who lived here over 25 centuries…

Explore Nîmes in Roman times

Journey back to the origins of Nîmes, when the Gauls would worship the god Nemausus at the foot of the sacred source, then explore Nîmes in Roman times: monumental architecture, recreation of the living quarters of a Roman villa, statues and mosaics, everyday objects and objects related to worshipping the gods.

Your journey continues through the Middle Ages, through an imaginary world and a profound Christian faith engraved in stone. A display that will help you understand the influence of the Roman civilisation and the traces that can still be seen today, as permanent ancient references engraved into the history of Nîmes.

An interactive museum

The Musée de la Romanité is a new-generation interactive museum, thanks to the use of multimedia devices throughout the collections, for a surprising immersive experience and to see Nîmes in Roman times from a brand-new perspective.

This museum is located opposite the Arena of Nîmes and was designed in a contemporary style by architect Elizabeth de Portzamparc, with a glass covering draped over the facade, much like a wavy mosaic. The Musée de la Romanité is both a scientific and innovative museum, a real experience, with a book-gift shop, gourmet bistro-style restaurant overlooking the Arena, and a Mediterranean-style garden. Finally, there’s a breath-taking view of the most beautiful monuments of Nîmes from the 360° rooftop.

The Musée de la Romanité is the gateway to understanding Nîmes and the surrounding area

The Musée de la Romanité is much more than just a Gallo-Roman museum, it is also an archaeological museum where you can learn all about the Roman influence on the area throughout the centuries. Just like the other museums of Nîmes, it bears the “Musée de France” label. It is the biggest museum in the Gard and one of the most visited in the Occitanie region of France.

Agenda

The Etruscans, a Mediterranean civilisation

Guided tour

Theme The Etruscans, a Mediterranean civilisation

GUIDED TOURS : Of all the ancient Mediterranean civilisations, the Etruscans were without a doubt one of the most sophisticated and fascinating, but also one of the least well-known by the general public today. Let’s put this right by going back over the history of this civilisation through the centuries, before the formidable power of Rome…
Small statue of Laran - Museum of the Romanite - The Etruscans

Discovery guided tour

Guided tour

Do you like learning little historical facts, listening to funny anecdotes, and finding all the answers to your questions? So what are you waiting for? Come and take the discovery guided tour of our permanent collections! Our tour guides will take you on a journey into Nîmes in Antiquity… Duration:5 hours Language: French Full price: €12 / concessions: €9…
groupe de visiteurs dans le musée

The Etruscans, a Mediterranean civilisation

Guided tour

Theme The Etruscans, a Mediterranean civilisation

GUIDED TOURS : Of all the ancient Mediterranean civilisations, the Etruscans were without a doubt one of the most sophisticated and fascinating, but also one of the least well-known by the general public today. Let’s put this right by going back over the history of this civilisation through the centuries, before the formidable power of Rome…
Small statue of Laran - Museum of the Romanite - The Etruscans

Discovery guided tour

Guided tour

Do you like learning little historical facts, listening to funny anecdotes, and finding all the answers to your questions? So what are you waiting for? Come and take the discovery guided tour of our permanent collections! Our tour guides will take you on a journey into Nîmes in Antiquity… Duration:5 hours Language: French Full price: €12 / concessions: €9…
groupe de visiteurs dans le musée

The Etruscan networks in southern Gaul

Conférence

Theme The Etruscans, a Mediterranean civilisation

Free

Conférence By Eric Gailledrat, research director at the CNRS (French National Centre for Scientific Research) UMR5140-Archaeology of Mediterranean Societies (Montpellier) This conference focuses on the role played by the Etruscans during the Iron Age in southern Gaul. This role was revealed at a late stage through archaeology and is now better understood in a wider context,…
Auditorium Museum of Romanity - privatization gard

The Etruscans, a Mediterranean civilisation

Guided tour

Theme The Etruscans, a Mediterranean civilisation

GUIDED TOURS : Of all the ancient Mediterranean civilisations, the Etruscans were without a doubt one of the most sophisticated and fascinating, but also one of the least well-known by the general public today. Let’s put this right by going back over the history of this civilisation through the centuries, before the formidable power of Rome…
Small statue of Laran - Museum of the Romanite - The Etruscans

Discovery guided tour

Guided tour

Do you like learning little historical facts, listening to funny anecdotes, and finding all the answers to your questions? So what are you waiting for? Come and take the discovery guided tour of our permanent collections! Our tour guides will take you on a journey into Nîmes in Antiquity… Duration:5 hours Language: French Full price: €12 / concessions: €9…
groupe de visiteurs dans le musée

The Etruscans, a Mediterranean civilisation

Guided tour

Theme The Etruscans, a Mediterranean civilisation

GUIDED TOURS : Of all the ancient Mediterranean civilisations, the Etruscans were without a doubt one of the most sophisticated and fascinating, but also one of the least well-known by the general public today. Let’s put this right by going back over the history of this civilisation through the centuries, before the formidable power of Rome…
Small statue of Laran - Museum of the Romanite - The Etruscans

Discovery guided tour

Guided tour

Do you like learning little historical facts, listening to funny anecdotes, and finding all the answers to your questions? So what are you waiting for? Come and take the discovery guided tour of our permanent collections! Our tour guides will take you on a journey into Nîmes in Antiquity… Duration:5 hours Language: French Full price: €12 / concessions: €9…
groupe de visiteurs dans le musée

The Etruscans, a Mediterranean civilisation

Guided tour

Theme The Etruscans, a Mediterranean civilisation

GUIDED TOURS : Of all the ancient Mediterranean civilisations, the Etruscans were without a doubt one of the most sophisticated and fascinating, but also one of the least well-known by the general public today. Let’s put this right by going back over the history of this civilisation through the centuries, before the formidable power of Rome…
Small statue of Laran - Museum of the Romanite - The Etruscans

Discovery guided tour

Guided tour

Do you like learning little historical facts, listening to funny anecdotes, and finding all the answers to your questions? So what are you waiting for? Come and take the discovery guided tour of our permanent collections! Our tour guides will take you on a journey into Nîmes in Antiquity… Duration:5 hours Language: French Full price: €12 / concessions: €9…
groupe de visiteurs dans le musée

The Etruscans, a Mediterranean civilisation

Guided tour

Theme The Etruscans, a Mediterranean civilisation

GUIDED TOURS : Of all the ancient Mediterranean civilisations, the Etruscans were without a doubt one of the most sophisticated and fascinating, but also one of the least well-known by the general public today. Let’s put this right by going back over the history of this civilisation through the centuries, before the formidable power of Rome…
Small statue of Laran - Museum of the Romanite - The Etruscans

Discovery guided tour

Guided tour

Do you like learning little historical facts, listening to funny anecdotes, and finding all the answers to your questions? So what are you waiting for? Come and take the discovery guided tour of our permanent collections! Our tour guides will take you on a journey into Nîmes in Antiquity… Duration:5 hours Language: French Full price: €12 / concessions: €9…
groupe de visiteurs dans le musée

The Etruscans, a Mediterranean civilisation

Guided tour

Theme The Etruscans, a Mediterranean civilisation

GUIDED TOURS : Of all the ancient Mediterranean civilisations, the Etruscans were without a doubt one of the most sophisticated and fascinating, but also one of the least well-known by the general public today. Let’s put this right by going back over the history of this civilisation through the centuries, before the formidable power of Rome…
Small statue of Laran - Museum of the Romanite - The Etruscans

The Etruscans, a Mediterranean civilisation

Guided tour

Theme The Etruscans, a Mediterranean civilisation

GUIDED TOURS : Of all the ancient Mediterranean civilisations, the Etruscans were without a doubt one of the most sophisticated and fascinating, but also one of the least well-known by the general public today. Let’s put this right by going back over the history of this civilisation through the centuries, before the formidable power of Rome…
Small statue of Laran - Museum of the Romanite - The Etruscans

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The Musée de la Romanité awarded the Qualité Tourisme* label

Les labels qualité tourisme

Excerpt: The procedure began in the spring and the Musée de la Romanité in Nîmes was finally awarded the “Qualité Tourisme” label in October 2020. This French national label is valid for 5 years and is awarded following an audit to check more than 350 specific criteria, which is then validated by a visit from a ‘mystery…

360° virtual tour: The Musée de la Romanité is coming to you!

Virtual tour of the Museum of Romanity

Excerpt: You can now take a 360° virtual tour of the Musée de la Romanité, in partnership with Impakt 360, a digital start-up based in Nîmes and Montpellier, specialised in creating 360° immersive content. An exceptional experience up-close with the artworks and collections, to explore the museum in a whole different light… A real experience of a virtual…

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vis-à-vis entre la façade du musée et les arènes de Nîmes

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The Café du Musée

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The garden

Relax in the Mediterranean-style archaeological garden and find out how the plants came to be here and how they acclimatised.

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The book-gift shop

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