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  • 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

  • Apér’opera

    Show

    Excerpt: Apér’Opéra Part of the Opera and Antiquity series: Love, power and revenge. With soprano Jennifer Michel, tenor Carlos Natale, and pianist Hyejin Park. Saturday 26 March – 5pm  The Musée de la Romanité with internationally renowned tenor Carlos Natale inaugurate a new event combining history, ancient culture and music: Apér’Operas. Novices and music enthusiasts will delight…

  • The architecture that is creating tomorrow’s world

    Conférence

    Free

    Excerpt: Japan week in Occitanie This conference is divided into two parts, one on the theme of Japanese architecture and its history and characteristics, and then a brief summary of its history from its origins up until modern times. The second part of the conference is about this highly original style of architecture, that is creating tomorrow’s…

  • Telethon at the museum

    Animation

    Free

    Excerpt: Various entertainment and activities will be organised for the Telethon: – Sale of hand-made decorations by the Consuls of Nîmes, with all proceeds going to the Telethon, from 10am to 5pm. – Introduction to hip-hop dancing (3pm-4pm) and a graffiti workshop (2pm-5pm) for the whole family, with professionals, led by Da Storm. €2 will be donated…

  • The wonderful games of Antiquity!

    Animation

    Free

    Excerpt: Come and have some fun at the museum! When the Christmas holidays are just around the corner, the team at the book-gift shop really pull out all the stops! Challenges, riddles, quizzes, card and board games: there’s something for everyone! This is also an opportunity to see what it was like to be a gladiator and…

  • Unveiling Nemausus: the secrets behind the making of the reproduction images

    Conférence

    Free

    Excerpt: Reproduction is about rebuilding the image of an ancient city, taking into account the demands of both scientific research and communication with the general public. How were these recent images of Nemausus and those of other sites (Narbonne, Marseille, Ensérune) created? While embarking on a journey back in time, it is also a chance to unveil…

  • Les Volques – Edition 2022

    Show

    Excerpt: This year, the Musée de la Romanité will once again be hosting a concert from the Volques Festival, and for the first time, it will be held in the evening. The goal of the Volques Festival is to bring together the work of a composer of the past with that of a contemporary artist. This year…

  • Unveiling Nemausus. Jean-Claude Golvin, an architect and archaeologists

    Guided tour

    Excerpt: Is it possible to create a portrait of Nîmes as it was in Antiquity? Can we bring the ancient city back to life along with its environment, monuments, streets and inhabitants? This is one of the great challenges of archaeology and architecture: to provide people with a chance to travel back in time and be plunged…

  • Unveiling Nemausus. Jean-Claude Golvin, an architect and archaeologists

    Guided tour

    Excerpt: Is it possible to create a portrait of Nîmes as it was in Antiquity? Can we bring the ancient city back to life along with its environment, monuments, streets and inhabitants? This is one of the great challenges of archaeology and architecture: to provide people with a chance to travel back in time and be plunged…

  • Unveiling Nemausus. Jean-Claude Golvin, an architect and archaeologists

    Guided tour

    Excerpt: Is it possible to create a portrait of Nîmes as it was in Antiquity? Can we bring the ancient city back to life along with its environment, monuments, streets and inhabitants? This is one of the great challenges of archaeology and architecture: to provide people with a chance to travel back in time and be plunged…

  • Little gourmets

    Guided family tour

    Excerpt: Family visit, 6-12 years old In celebration of the end-of-year holidays, a time when we are all happy to sit down to a fancy meal, parents and children are invited to come on a journey to discover the scents and flavours of the past… This visit focuses on the senses of smell and taste, to learn…

  • Unveiling Nemausus. Jean-Claude Golvin, an architect and archaeologists

    Guided tour

    Excerpt: Is it possible to create a portrait of Nîmes as it was in Antiquity? Can we bring the ancient city back to life along with its environment, monuments, streets and inhabitants? This is one of the great challenges of archaeology and architecture: to provide people with a chance to travel back in time and be plunged…

  • Little gourmets

    Guided family tour

    Excerpt: Family visit, 6-12 years old In celebration of the end-of-year holidays, a time when we are all happy to sit down to a fancy meal, parents and children are invited to come on a journey to discover the scents and flavours of the past… This visit focuses on the senses of smell and taste, to learn…

  • Unveiling Nemausus. Jean-Claude Golvin, an architect and archaeologists

    Guided tour

    Excerpt: Is it possible to create a portrait of Nîmes as it was in Antiquity? Can we bring the ancient city back to life along with its environment, monuments, streets and inhabitants? This is one of the great challenges of archaeology and architecture: to provide people with a chance to travel back in time and be plunged…

  • Little gourmets

    Guided family tour

    Excerpt: Family visit, 6-12 years old In celebration of the end-of-year holidays, a time when we are all happy to sit down to a fancy meal, parents and children are invited to come on a journey to discover the scents and flavours of the past… This visit focuses on the senses of smell and taste, to learn…

  • Little gourmets

    Guided family tour

    Excerpt: Family visit, 6-12 years old In celebration of the end-of-year holidays, a time when we are all happy to sit down to a fancy meal, parents and children are invited to come on a journey to discover the scents and flavours of the past… This visit focuses on the senses of smell and taste, to learn…

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The museum newsletter

  • 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…

MORE THAN A MUSEUM, 

A real experience

  • Architectural interaction

    Admire architect E. de Portzamparc’s creation, that invites the town into the museum

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

    Admire the fabulous 360° view that awaits you from the rooftop, overlooking the city of Nîmes

    vue des arènes depuis le rooftop au couchant
  • The Café du Musée

    visiteurs assis à la terrasse du café du musée de la romanité
  • The garden

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

    le jardin archéologique du musée
  • The book-gift shop

    la librairie boutique
  • La Table du 2

    Chef Franck Putelat’s brasserie

    intérieur du restaurant La Table du 2

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