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The Temple de Diane

Its precise function is not known but it is the most romantic and also the most enigmatic monument in Nîmes—doubtless linked with the imperial sanctuary.

The lateral passages used to lead to an upper level but the various vaults and the niches in the large room do not match the components of Greco-Roman temples. The origin of its name is also a mystery.

During his stay in Nîmes around 1570, the Venetian architect Palladio made numerous sketches of the building before a fire gave it its present appearance. Today, it consists only of a barrel-vaulted nave and two lateral passages, one of which (the south-east one) was almost totally destroyed.


Temple De Diane. Office De Tourisme Nåmes ML
Temple de Diane
Library or place of worship
Temple De Diane. Photo OT Nåmes DL 52
Temple de Diane
Vault & corridors
Temple De Diane. Photo Ville De Nåmes
Temple de Diane
Library or place of worship
Temple De Diane OT Nåmes DL 18
Temple de Diane
Main hall
Temple De Diane OT Nåmes DL 2
Temple de Diane
Library or place of worship
Temple De Diane OT Nåmes DL 8
Temple de Diane
Main hall

 

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