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The Magne Tower
- The Magne Tower
- Alt Name:
- Tour Magne
- Ancient Rome
- 100BC - 1BC
- La Maison Carrée, Pont du Gard,
Arles Roman Theatre , Arles Archaeological Museum,
about The Magne Tower
The Magne Tower (Tour Magne) is an impressive Roman tower built under the Emperor Augustus in the 1st century BC as part of the fortifications of Nimes. In fact, it is the town’s sole remaining tower from this period.
Beyond its Roman roots, the Magne Tower also played a role in the Hundred Years’ War, acting as a stronghold against the English.
Despite the loss of its top storey, the Magne Tower is still an imposing sight, rising some 112 feet in height at the town’s highest point. With its prime location overlooking Nimes, visitors to the Magne Tower can climb its many steps for fantastic views and a map of Roman Nimes.
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Address: Rue de la Tour Magné, 30000 Nîmes, France
Phone: +33 4 66 21 82 56
Located in the northwest of Nimes, which has a TGV station.
Jan-Feb and Nov-Dec open 9:30am-4:30pm (closed 1-2pm), March and Oct 9:30am-6pm (closed 1-2pm), April-May and Sept 9:30am-6:30pm (closed 1-2pm in Sept), June 9am-7pm, July-Aug 9am-8pm. Entry costs €2.70 full, €2.30 reduced, free for under 7s. Reduced and combined tickets available.
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