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Musee Saint-Raymond - Musee des Antiques de Toulouse

1 place Saint Sernin, 31000 Toulouse, France
+33 (0)5 611 22 31 44
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Ranked #14 of 57 Attractions in Toulouse
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums
Owner description: The museum Saint-Raymond, Musée des Antiques de Toulouse, preserves and enhances an archaeological site that is among the largest in France.Push its... more » Owner description: The museum Saint-Raymond, Musée des Antiques de Toulouse, preserves and enhances an archaeological site that is among the largest in France.Push its doors to discover the Roman town of Tolosa, the sculptures of the villa Chiragan, the remains of a necropolis from late antiquity. « less
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Montpellier, France
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

If you are a fan of / expert in roman sculpture and artefacts, this is the place for you. I found it a little samey, but am more of a browser than a 'buff' of this period. It's right next to the Basilica, and there's a cafe just outside, so well worth a look if you are in the area.

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Madrid, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

This museum gives a fascinating glimpse of the history of Toulouse from the earliest pre-Roman days up to the present. It is well worth a visit- the only problem may be that all the descriptive panels are only in French.

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Taunton, United Kingdom
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115 reviews 115 reviews
37 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

I have visited Toulouse many times and find it a stimulating city, I went to the market on sunday and saw the museum was open so decided to take a look.... The museum is based over three floors with the 2nd floor (top) being the floor with the most interest to me, it has lots of Roman sculptures and artefacts,... More

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Charlotte
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36 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Right next to St. Sernin Bastilica, so plan to go to both. It is small, but if you are interested in the time period, you could spend hours. We watched school children drawing mosaics (art class?) and locals sketching some of the statues. We spent much more time than I thought we would.

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Toulouse, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

Amazing small museum, full of nice pieces, especially the Ino's Mosaic ! The museum is free every first sunday of the month : ideal for a quick visit. You can also have a drink on the terrasse of the museum (quiet small garden) or visit some really closed places : St Sernin Basilica (with a flea market on sunday morning),... More

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Jersey City, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

My wife and I found the St. Sernin basilica a quick walk-through, but figured we'd go into the next door museum as long as we were nearby. We were surprised at the number and quality of Roman-era sculptures, and fascinated by the basement sarcophogai -- placed in the area where they were discovered. We spent three times the amount of... More

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Bath, England, United Kingdom
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

The primary repository for the Roman presence in the region, the collection is well curated and the exhibits are of the highest quality. You will not be overloaded as the collections are not focused on volume - very much "never mind the quantity, feel the quality". Staff were helpful, but English is not their strong point. As someone with only... More

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Toulouse
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18 reviews 18 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

This museum is small but has very nice pieces af roman art. It is well located, downtown. Very nice also to visit with children as it is of "human size".

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Sussex, England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

But ...the prime exhibits for me were the gold early celtic torques and a prehistoric statue of a female...stunning

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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29 reviews 29 reviews
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

This museum is very close to the Basilica of Saint Sernin, but its strength is in its collections of ancient Roman art, and especially portraits from the Roman imperial period (1st to 4th centuries AD).

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