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Musée du Vieux Nîmes (Museum of Old Nîmes)

Musée du Vieux Nîmes (Museum of Old Nîmes) Review

Housed in the 17th-century bishop's palace opposite the cathedral, this museum shows off garments embroidered in the exotic and vibrant style for which Nîmes was once famous. Look for the 14th-century jacket made of blue serge de Nîmes—the famous fabric (now simply called denim) from which Levi-Strauss first fashioned blue jeans.

    Contact Information

  • Address: Pl. aux Herbes, Nîmes, 30000
  • Phone: /04–66–76–73–70
  • Cost: Free
  • Hours: Tues.–Sun. 10–6
  • Website:
  • Location: Nîmes
Updated: 12-16-2013

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