Musée de la Romanité

Enjoy a historic experience!

In Nîmes, opposite the two-millennia-old arena, the Musée de la Romanité invites visitors to the “historic experience”. It presents 25 centuries of history with 5000 exceptional archaeological pieces in 65 multimedia displays for a totally immersive experience (interactive maps, large-scale audiovisual technology, etc.). See life in a Gallic house, plus Roman mosaics with colourful, recreated mural decorations and objects from everyday life. You can admire the Arena behind the ramparts, exactly as if you were there 2000 years ago, and follow the influence of Roman culture down the centuries.

From 12 June to 20 September 2020: 

The Roman emperor, a mortal among the gods

Exhibition organised in partnership with the Louvre Museum

In Ancient Rome, politics and religion were closely intertwined. The emperor was a public figurehead linking mankind and the gods for the protection of the city. In Nîmes, there are still two dynastic religious buildings: the Maison Carrée and the Augusteum on the Fontaine site.

Around these iconic buildings, the exhibition takes visitors on a journey through the many different rites involved in imperial worship, which gave the Roman emperor the strange status of a mortal among the gods.