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Museo Nazionale Preistorico dei Balzi Rossi

| frazione Grimaldi di Ventimiglia, 18039 Ventimiglia, Italy
+39 0184 38113
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If you are *really* interested & in the neighborhood...

...this is a fun stop. There only one english handout, and it has the least interesting info. We... read more

Reviewed 23 February 2017
Wilmington, North Carolina
Fascinating ancient history

Two museums and one outdoor site where you can see the engraving of an animal on the cliff... read more

Reviewed 3 January 2017
Newark-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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| frazione Grimaldi di Ventimiglia, 18039 Ventimiglia, Italy
+39 0184 38113
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Reviewed 23 February 2017

...this is a fun stop. There only one english handout, and it has the least interesting info. We walked up from the restaurant Balzi Rossi, and it made a nice post-prandial outing on a sunny and mild winters day.

Reviewed 3 January 2017

Two museums and one outdoor site where you can see the engraving of an animal on the cliff. Information handed out in English. Useful time line and models. Skeletons with barnacle encrusted skulls are most dramatic.

Reviewed 3 December 2016

Away from the beating track, dates back to pre-historic times and gives a different perspective to the area.

Reviewed 13 October 2016

Nestled at the base of reddish, sheer cliffs in northern Italy and within 50 meters of the French border is this excellent small museum and outdoor field area which mainly comprises sea caves, two of which are accessible and were inhabited from about 200,000 years...More

Reviewed 11 April 2016 via mobile

Located in a small village near the border of France, it can easily be missed. It was actually a very small museum but quite impressive and amazing. A good education for the children but needs an English translation because all the information is in Italian....More

Reviewed 29 December 2015

About 2 km from Menton-garavan, just after having passed the Italian border. The museum is beautifully located and just the landscape around is worth a visit. Opening hours: 8:30 - 19:30. Closed on Monday. The caves have different opening hours (you may check first). Entry...More

Reviewed 15 December 2015

Very interesting, but would be more so if we knew what we were looking at. Great view from the caves. It cost 4 Euro per person.

Reviewed 14 November 2015

The Balzi Rossi caves are located between Menton in France and Ventimiglia in Italy. When we arrived at the museum, it turned out that you only could pay with cash, not with a bank- or credit card. Entree fee was only a few euros per...More

Reviewed 22 October 2015

As we were staying in a nearby apartment in the Garavan section of Menton, it was nothing more than a one-kilometer casual walk for us to walk across the Italian border and into a parking lot leading to the entry of this museum. The entry...More

Reviewed 13 October 2015

Museo dei Balzi Rossi consists of two small buildings with expositions on human pre-history (unfortunately mostly in Italian with little English) and three pre-historic caves of moderate interest (some minor cave art which is hardly decipherable). Still, it's an interesting place for a human history...More

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