Museum of Old Nîmes

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.


Place Aux Herbes
30000 Nîmes

+33 (0)4 66 76 73 70

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'.

Open Tuesday to Friday from 10am to 6pm and Saturdays and Sundays from 10am to 6.30pm
Closed on 1 January, 1 May, 1 November, 11 November and 25 December.

4 Museums of the City of Nîmes

1 - Museum of Fine Arts

The Musée des Beaux-Arts was redesigned by the architect Jean-Michel Wilmotte and presents, around a majestic Roman mosaic, remarkable collections of French, Flemish, Dutch and Italian paintings from the 16th to the 19th century.

Open every day except Monday from 10 am to 6 pm. Closed on 01/01 - 01/05 - 01/11 - 25/12.

2 - Museum - Natural History Museum

 The Museum houses collections in the fields of natural and human sciences, such as prehistory, ethnography and zoology.

Open from 10:00 to 18:00 every day except Monday. Closed on 01/01, 01/05, 01/11 and 25/12.

3 - Museum of Bullfighting Cultures Henriette and Claude Viallat

Located just a stone's throw from the bullring, the Museum of Bullfighting Cultures is a unique place in France. It offers the public the opportunity to discover cultures that are still alive, rich and varied. Works of art and objects evoke regional and international traditions.

Open from the Whitsun Feria to the Harvest Feria. Tuesday to Sunday from 10am to 6pm.

4 - Museum of Old Nîmes

Housed in the former episcopal palace dating from the end of the 17th century, the Musée du Vieux Nîmes preserves and presents life in Nîmes since the end of the Middle Ages. Everyday objects or extraordinary objects, products of the Nîmes textile industry, a room devoted to Nîmes serge and jeans, the collections offer the visitor a journey through time, organised around themed exhibitions or in the permanent rooms.

Open from 10 am to 6 pm every day except Monday. Closed on 01/01, 01/05, 01/11 and 25/12.

Thematic of the place

Free visit

Public price
Tarif unique : €20.00
Price with the pass
Tarif unique : Free