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Musée des Cultures Taurines Henriette et Claude Viallat (Taurine Heritage)

Nîmes | 30

Located opposite the Arènes de Nîmes, (the Bullring)  the Taurine Heritage Museum is the first bullfighting museum in France to receive the label, Museum of France.

It is dedicated to two customs : the Spanish corridas and the Carmargue bullfights  two extremely lively Nimes traditions.

The museum’s collections are made up of thousands of pieces : works of art, drawings, posters, photographs, vidéos and textiles and a whole series of objects  from the most precious to the most humble from every corner of the world.

This huge collection,unique in France whose importance is at once scientific, historical, artistic and ethnographic consists of over 30,000 works of art and everyday objects  that make up the regional and international bullfighting traditions.

Thanks to purchases, loans, and gifts, and in particular the generous  donations from  Henriette and Claude Viallat  and the Friends of the Taurine Heritage Museum, the permanent collection is constantly evolving.

Every year it offers a new temporary exhibition.

Musée des Cultures Taurines Henriette et Claude Viallat (Taurine Heritage) 6 rue Alexandre Ducros
30900 Nîmes 04 30 06 77 07

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Rates and opening times


  • Full price : €5
  • Reduced price: €3

Opening times

Open from May to October :

  • Tuesday – Sunday
  • 10am-6pm
Access and Accessibility


  • Disabled access : ground floor only
  • “Parking Arènes” (300 meters from the museum)


Pram access