A Real Experience

This museum is a real historic experience… 
Take a stroll in the archaeological garden,
discover the 360° view of the town from the rooftop,
choose from the books, objects and gifts available in the book-gift shop,
head for the auditorium and attend one of the many interesting conferences, and
treat yourself to something from the delicious menu at the museum restaurant, open every day, with a view of the Arena!

La Table du 2

La Table du 2 is a Michelin-starred brasserie and the menu is concocted by chef Franck Putelat.
The brasserie is in a magical setting on the 2nd floor of the Musée de la Romanité, overlooking the Arena of Nîmes. They serve regional products at affordable prices, with a warm welcome, great service and a relaxed atmosphere.

What’s so special about this brasserie?
Two Michelin-starred chefs concoct the menu together each season.
Franck Putelat has had 2 Michelin stars since 2012, and was also awarded the Bocuse d’Argent in 2003, and a rating of 17/20 in the Gault et Millau guide. This chef is behind the menu and manages the kitchen staff.
But because food is all about sharing, each year Franck Putelat is joined by an international chef who proposes one dish per season.

The restaurant is decorated in a warm, inviting and refined style, with a magnificent view of the Arena, and blends perfectly into the architectural style of the building. There are 75 seats indoors and 50 outdoors.

    Open every day
    La Table du 2 can be accessed directly at 2bis rue de la République
    Tel: +33 (0)4 48 27 22 22


intérieur du restaurant la Table du 2

The Café du Musée

A relaxing place for a break at any time of day, for whatever takes your fancy… Facing the Arena, enjoy a coffee, breakfast, a sandwich, quick hot meal, to eat in or take away! Homemade dishes made with seasonal products, for a delicious treat before or after visiting the museum!

  • Practical info:
    Every day 8am to 7pm
    16 boulevard des Arènes


boisson dans gobelet du café du musée
assiette dressée au restaurant la Table du 2
dessert au chocolat table du 2
terrasse du restaurant la Table du 2 - Rooftop - Musée de la Romanité - Nîmes

The book-gift shop 

Looking for a gift, a souvenir?

The book-gift shop awaits on the ground floor of the museum. This shop shows the Roman era in a whole new light, with contemporary objects on display, and a wide range of stationary, books, toys and games, fashion accessories, home decor, decoration and regional products, all carefully selected for you.
In the book shop there is a wide selection of books on the themes related to the museum’s collections, temporary exhibitions, architecture and Roman times, for all types of audience, adults, those who hold a passion for these topics and children.

With the Jupiter or Venus pass, you’ll have a 5% discount in the shop for a period of one year.

The Musée de la Romanité gardens

Take your time exploring the gardens, serving both as the green lung of the town, and the arboretum of Nîmes’ past. On your discovery of these 3,500 m2 gardens, you’ll see a wide range of local plant life, found here throughout the ages.

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Jardin - Musée de la Romanité
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The auditorium

The 182-seat auditorium, a key place for the museum, was designed by the RBC group and overlooks the archaeological gardens. This fantastic venue is where much of the cultural programme is organised all year round: conferences, lectures, lessons for the Ecole du Louvre, etc.
The foyer next to the auditorium can be used as a welcome area, for relaxation or cocktail receptions, making the whole venue particularly well-adapted for companies looking to organise a seminar, meeting or other corporate event at the museum.


Auditorium Musee de la romanité

The rooftop

In the foreground you’ll have a wonderful view of the Arena, then turn your gaze to the rooftops of the town, with the Tour Magne in the distance… The rooftop can be accessed independently from the museum tour, from Rue de la République.


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Rooftop - Musée de la Romanité - Nîmes

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