Housed in the seventeenth century former bishop's palace, the museum tells the story of Nîmes since the end of the Middle Ages through everyday items and bourgeois interiors.
An essential visit to discover local traditions and daily life in Nîmes over the centuries. Local eighteenth and nineteenth century interiors have been reconstituted. The textile industry is of prime importance in the history of the city and is the subject of displays in the museum, with famous Nîmes shawls exported to the whole of Europe in the eighteenth century. A blue room is devoted to Nîmes cloth, the famous 'denim'.