The Emergence of a Monument

Nîmes officials started taking action as early as the 17th century to save the city’s Roman ruins.
As for the Arena, which had been used as a fort, a neighborhood where people lived,
and even a quarry, it started to be considered as a monument at the end of the 18th century − a place that should
be preserved for its beauty and its status as a symbol of the past.

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With funding from the
DRAC Languedoc Roussillon
Préfet du Languedoc-Roussillon
Investissements d'avenir
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