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In Nîmes, west of the Maison Carrée, at the end of the Avenue J. Jaurès and on the edge of the Inner City, lie the beautiful Jardins de la Fontaine (Gardens of the Source). They were laid out in 1745 in the area of the former fortified ramparts and include the ruins of an ancient sanctuary of a sacred spring. They were one of the first formal gardens planted in Europe. The gardens extend over several levels, the lowest forming the water-basins and the waterways joining them. Groups of life-size Baroque statues give atmosphere to this attractive feature. The ruins of the temple of Diana are also within the park, however the temples origin remains a mystery.

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