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Musee Saint-Raymond - Musee des Antiques de Toulouse

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Address: 1 place Saint Sernin, 31000 Toulouse, France
Phone Number: +33 (0)5 611 22 31 44
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Description: The museum Saint-Raymond, Musée des Antiques de Toulouse, preserves and...
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.
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Roman Toulouse - Interesting!

The collection is well laid out and very interesting. I struggled with the descriptions as they were only in French. (I found out afterwards that an English audio guide was... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 15, 2015
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Warwick
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015 via mobile

The collection is well laid out and very interesting. I struggled with the descriptions as they were only in French. (I found out afterwards that an English audio guide was available.) though it took me awhile to read the descriptions, it was so worth it! There are statues, partial frescoes, heads of emperors, household items like oil lamps and jewellery,... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

We stumbled upon this museum by chance and spent an hour wandering around the exhibits which were laid out over three floors. Very interesting to see the local history

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Before travelling to Toulous I hadn't known just how long the city's history is. This museum is a fantastic example of this. There is a wonderful exposistion at the moment show casing Roman murals from the city and it even has a recreation which is beautiful and the film showing how it was made was fascinating. There are also some... More 

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Toulouse, France
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

The wisigoth history of this part of France, very well presented, Not too much multi media fluff. Fabulous statuary. Real history here.

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Montpellier, France
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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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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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Bridgwater, United Kingdom
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37 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 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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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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