Facing the Arena of Nîmes, the city offers an exceptional setting to its remarkable archaeological collection at Le Musée de la Romanité.
The works are highlighted by an innovative scenography, in order to offer the visitor a unique experience through Antiquity. In the heart of the city, it is a place of life as a place of culture and transmission.
“A haven for the exceptional collections of the city, witnesses of the Roman influence …”
The Museum of Romanity is one of the largest contemporary architectural projects in France. Designed by Elizabeth de Portzamparc, the museum has a dialogue with the powerful two-thousand-year-old Amphitheater, the transparency, and lightness of its structure, and the soft, horizontal ripples of the facade made of squares of glass.
Nîmes has an inestimable Roman heritage (Amphitheater, Square House, Tour Magne and vestiges of the rampart …), in an excellent state of conservation, which contributes to forging its identity. This ancient architecture has deeply influenced Nîmes throughout the centuries. The museum is designed as a gateway for understanding the city, its history, but more broadly, it offers a unique reading of the footprint of Roman civilization in the Mediterranean.
Through a route from the 7th century BC Until the Middle Ages, the visitor apprehends the process of “romanization” of the society, before and after the Roman occupation. It is the archaeological museum of the most innovative Roman era today. The rich collections are organized in a chronological and thematic way. Thanks to multimedia programs, audiovisual documentaries, immersive screenings, augmented reality, virtual tours, and interactive cartographies, the museum offers the visitor a unique experience through Antiquity.
6 Rue Moilere
Tel.: +33 (0)6 71 50 93 61