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Musee Departemental Arles Antique

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Address: av de la 1ere DIV Fr Libre | Presqu'île du Cirque Romain, 13200, Arles, France
Phone Number: +33 4 13 31 51 03
10:00 - 18:00
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Educational time travel in antiquity

This antiquity museum opened a few years ago transports visitors back in time with the help of antique artifacts excavated in the region of Arles. From prehistoric times to the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Inez M
Budapest, Hungary
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Budapest, Hungary
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8 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This antiquity museum opened a few years ago transports visitors back in time with the help of antique artifacts excavated in the region of Arles. From prehistoric times to the Golden age of the Roman occupation. You will find several astonishing exhibits; the highlight consisting of a restored Roman barge found in the Rhône. Entrance fees are very reasonable it... More 

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Chestertown, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very well executed museum showing life in Roman Gaul. The various models are excellently crafted, showing flour mills, the arena and its construction, daily life, and more. I had never seen Roman lead water pipes before...how modern they looked! A rather large cargo barge recovered from the Rhone is on display, along with typical cargoes of tin, copper, stones, amphoras,... More 

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Deptford, New Jersey, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This one floor Museum of Ancient Arles provides a modern presentation for its collection, with artifacts organized into several periods including Arles before the Roman conquest; the Roman era, reviewed from several perspectives; and Arles in the Christian World. The highlight of the museum, however, is the Greco-Roman barge and associated amphora and other artifacts discovered in the Rhone river... More 

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Salt Lake City
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

This was a great museum. We walked to and from the city centre. There is also a free bus that stops at the entrance. The majority of the descriptions were in French and very little was in English. One of my favorite aspect of the museum was all the dioramas. You can actually see what the Ampitheatre and Theatre Antique... More 

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

The museum is great and the found and restored Roman boat is breathtaking! Overall the museum is wonderful and organized fairly well. It could be a little larger, but that's a compliment to the interest of the items contained within. The outside garden area, which is free, is a joy. Many children were playing and having fun as there are... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

This is a great display of artifacts particularly from the roman period. The large commercial ship lifted from mud of the rhone river is spectacular; not too much english but enough to make it worth a visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

A modern, light-filled building, housing a large and wonderful display of Roman artifacts excavated from the silt at the bottom of the river. Most impressive is a restored preserved Roman barge, with an excellent video (with English subtitles), describing the intensive salvage process. Outside are lovely gardens on the site of the old Roman Circus.

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Hilton Head, South Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

I agree with all previous positive reviews. Our stop was part of a bike tour and we didn't have too long in the museum. What we saw was well presented and documented. The age and complexity of the roman sculpture and the boat are so interesting. Amazing what they could create with none of our modern tools Would have liked... More 

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Charleston, South Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

The early history of Arles in an amazing setting with some quite outstanding exhibits. Information on some items was lacking, but apart from that a must visit when in Arles.

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

This modern museum provides an excellent opportunity to see many Roman artifacts in one locations. I would recommend purchasing a pass that includes this museum as well as the many historical sites in Arles. Our one disappointment was the lack of English signage. Most signs were in French only. The Roman barge and large display of sarcophagus was very interesting.

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