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Musee Departemental Arles Antique

av de la 1ere DIV Fr Libre | Presqu'île du Cirque Romain, 13200, Arles, France
+33 4 13 31 51 03
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av de la 1ere DIV Fr Libre | Presqu'île du Cirque Romain, 13200, Arles, France
+33 4 13 31 51 03
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Reviewed 5 days ago

A good place to go in the heat of the summer as the building is air conditioned! The exhibits are beautifully displayed and the piece de resistance has to be the 30ft long boat which was recovered from the bottom of the Rhone

Thank catoneill
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fantastic content from Roman to middle ages. Needs to be one of the first things you do when visiting Arles as it gives you a broad background of the city, helping to put everything into context add you meander through this ancient treasure called Arles.

Thank Brian F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A comprehensive overview of the early settlers of Arles, including pre-Roman populations as well as the Romans and early Christians. Includes a very large Roman dugout that was recovered intact from the nearby Rhone river. Unfortunately, there are no audioguides and very few translations into...More

Thank iris423
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

What a great place ! We thoroughly enjoyed seeing the exhibits, especially the sarcophagus screens, and the roman boat.

Thank Lynne C
Reviewed 12 June 2017 via mobile

This marvellous museum in a stunning cobalt blue glass facades building gives an very interesting insight into Roman Arles. The highlights are the intact river boat with its load of marble and the models of all the main buildings including the famous bridge of boats....More

Thank Cathy N
Reviewed 11 June 2017

Relics of Arles from the Phoenicians to the Romans. Excellent minutely detained models of life in those times and a magnificent Roman barge. Some sections were in English but most of it in French only. Don't miss the video of the painstaking process of recovery...More

Thank 999Getaway2
Reviewed 10 June 2017

The story and exhibit of the 2000 year old barge lifted from the Rhône River is fascinating. Also, admission is free on the first Sun of each month.

Thank Jonny P
Reviewed 8 June 2017

Just a fantastic museum, slightly horse shoe shaped at the head of the former location of the Arles Circus. Ended my visit to Arles with this museum and again the city proved to be one of the top locations outside Italy for lovers of Roman...More

Thank Peter D
Reviewed 6 June 2017

Loved the exhibition including the recovered Roman barge. The English text could have been more complete but it did not diminish the fabulous antiquities. Glad we went!

Thank Marlys M
Reviewed 6 June 2017

We spent a morning here at the museum, well laid out exhibitions, fabulous boat that sank in AD50 which has been preserved. Great Mosaics too.

Thank Stuart B
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Pauline S
26 November 2016|
Response from lbmullane | Reviewed this property |
Just service dogs are allowed.
14 April 2016|
Response from Ian S |
Yes, photography is allowed in the museum.
Andrew L
28 March 2016|
Response from Ian S |
Not at the museum, no, but the city centre isn't far away and you'll find plenty of places to eat there.