Add the first photo and get an additional 2 points
Maison Carrée is an ancient Roman temple built in the first century. In 1840, the building was declared a historical monument. Visitors can admire, among others portico with colonnade and entablature in the Corinthian order and the entrance to the temple called the Pronaos ceiling from the 18th century. A film about the history of the city of Nîmes is shown inside the building.
The temple was dedicated to the sons of Marek Agrippa, who were the sewn-in grandchildren of the first Roman emperor Octavian Augustus - Lucius and Gaius. For centuries, the temple served as a consular house, a private residence, a stable, a church, as well as the seat of the first prefecture of the Gard region.
The temple is considered to be the greatest monument of antiquity and has been a source of inspiration for architects looking for classic patterns since the Renaissance.