Photographer's Note

La Tour Magne (Great Tower), the ruined Roman tower on top of Mont Cavalier, Nimes. The Great Tower, is the only one left standing from the ancient city walls built by Augustus in 15 BC. It dominates the whole plain and is a focal point for lines of communication.
Originally, it was an oval dry stone tower similar to the one in the neighbouring oppidum of Nages at a maximum height of 18m and already part of a rampart. During Roman times its height was nearly doubled to 32 m. Today it is possible to climb to the top of the tower and enjoy the panoramic vista over Nimes and the surrounding plain.
You can see the view HERE.

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