Temple of Diana

Nîmes, France

The so-called Temple of Diana was part of the Roman sacred complex but it was not a temple, rather it was a library that originally faced onto a portico that enclosed much of the spring sanctuary. The date is uncertain; some scholars suggest the first century, others the second. It was used as a church from the Middle Ages till the 16th century when it was damaged in the Wars of Religion.

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Founded: 0-200 AD
Category: Prehistoric and archaeological sites in France
Historical period: Roman Gaul (France)

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John Payne (3 years ago)
2,000 year old place of worship
Quartolone (3 years ago)
Check out details off such beautiful Temple.
samuel t (3 years ago)
Very strong temple. Beautiful energy.
Sebastian Doe (4 years ago)
Lovely temple with Free Admission.
Emilien Mathia (4 years ago)
Lovely temple. Amandatory détour if you are in the gardens already.
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