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Address: Place Guillaume Apollinaire | Jardins de la Fontaine, 30000 Nimes, France
Phone Number:
+33 4 66 21 82 56
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour

The Tour Magne, i.e. the Great Tower, is the only tower left standing from...

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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Walked up quite a hill to get here...great view of the city from the top. Beware quite a steep walk to get there and quite a lot of steps once inside. The materials inside... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Wellington, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Well worth the effort to first climb the hill and then to climb numerous stairs to the top of the tower. Fantastic views over Nimes from the top. There is a limited number of people allowed to climb to the top at any one time due to the small viewing platform, so be prepared to wait.

Thank Rodman100
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Walked up quite a hill to get here...great view of the city from the top. Beware quite a steep walk to get there and quite a lot of steps once inside. The materials inside explaining about its history and background were very hard to follow. Worth the walk on a sunny day.

Thank AllTheWalkers
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This 18 metre high tower was a key component of the pre-Roman ramparts, which were reinforced in 15 BC by the Romans to become the longest city walls in Gaul at almost 7km. It stands on the highest point of the city, the Mont Cavalier and is accessible via theJardin de la Fontaine. The viewing platform 140 steps up provides... More 

Thank Angela C
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017 via mobile

Along with the remarkable construction heritage dating back to Roman times, the view from the top is superb. Warning, the steps are quite steep but take your time because the climb to the top is worth it.

Thank Milkman F
Madrid Spain
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 February 2017

Only worth it if you really want to see the view over Nimes. The gardens are OK but not so special. I didn't see a cafe there either.

Thank Kenshare
Nimes, France
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Reviewed 10 February 2017

great view of the city. lots of history info. and also many many stairs to climb to. it is worth the effort.

Thank bot92
Lancaster, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 January 2017

Just get to the top. Trust me. The city sprawls out before you and the view goes on for miles. There is a helpful display at the top which explains the significant sites before you.

Thank Jennie-Marie S
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

We visited the Tour Magne using the good value Roman pass. It was a little difficult to find, travelling by car, and only limited parking was available,but we felt it was worth visiting for the tremendous views over the city. Good information provided about the history and uses of the tower.

Thank CazBUk
Sudbury, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

Quite the trek to the top but well worth the effort. You can see the entire city from the top of the tower. Not for the faint of heart though. The gardens on the way up are also good.

1 Thank Bucko007
Marietta, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 November 2016

The tower offers an amazing view, beautiful gardens. Definitely worth a visit. Doesn't take long to climb the stairs to the top.

3 Thank aswartzl

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