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Tour Magne

Place Guillaume Apollinaire | Jardins de la Fontaine, 30000 Nimes, France
+33 4 66 21 82 56
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Private Provence Tour: In the Footsteps of the Romans
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The Tour Magne, i.e. the Great Tower, is the only tower left standing from the Roman city walls. The top of the tower of 140 steps provides a striking panoramic view of Nimes.
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Place Guillaume Apollinaire | Jardins de la Fontaine, 30000 Nimes, France
+33 4 66 21 82 56
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Reviewed 16 July 2016

A terrific tower in Nimes. It was built around 14 BC, as part of the walls around the city for its protection from attacks. It is on a high point and can be sen from a distance. It is obviously in ruins now, but you...More

Thank Dimitris L
Reviewed 14 July 2016

We enjoyed Tour Magne. A rigorous walk up a fairly steep and then many steps to the top for great views of the city. For us it was a great way to cap off our day at Nimes.

Thank KidstoFrance
Reviewed 13 July 2016 via mobile

This area is very old and amazing, from the tower you will have a great view over the nines city center. Be aware that it may be some waiting time since only 15 persons can be at the top of the tower at the same...More

Thank Bjørn H
Reviewed 9 July 2016 via mobile

It is a well persevered Roman tower that will give you a great view of the city. It is a 15-20 minute walk from the entrance of the gardens to the top of the tower. Much of the walk is uphill on ramped walkways and...More

Thank Tom A
Reviewed 9 July 2016

The walk to la tour is very beautiful. There are so many gardens and fountains. Once there you can climb the stairs to the top for a great view of Nîmes. I would recommend buying the pass for the the three main attractions - the...More

Thank talaha
Reviewed 4 July 2016

We had a combi-ticket with Maison Carré and Les Arènes, so price was very low to visit. Nice city view, though for the best Roman experience you have to see Les Arènes.

Thank HermanVIII
Reviewed 2 July 2016 via mobile

Walk through the Fountain Gardens is best rather than driving up as there is so much to see in the gardens themselves. Shame you can't get into the Tour

Thank 99PeterN
Reviewed 28 June 2016

Possibly one for the lovers of classical architecture, it doesn't blow you away in the way that the Arene or Maison Carre do, but its height and survival are amazing given its age and vandalism in the past. Apparently amazing views front the top if...More

Thank MrHard2Please
Reviewed 22 June 2016

There is a charge if you want to climb to the top, but you could also just follow the stairs or winding uphill roads to the foot of this tower (which is free). A lot of information provided regarding the colorful history of this tower.

Thank weji13
Reviewed 20 June 2016

This is for the fit person who doesn't mind steep stairs. There is a lot of up hill climb g to do before you get there, and, when you do get there, the steps into the top are very steep; most people once they get...More

Thank mpsm
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6 June 2015|
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Response from Culturespaces | Property representative |
You could buy the Nîmes Pass which gives you access to the main roman sites of Nîmes : the roman amphitheater (audioguide in English included), the Maison Carrée (roman temple where an history film about the birth of Nîmes... More
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