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Address: 29 rue de la Republique, Arles, France
Phone Number: 04-90-96-08-23
Description: Open since 1904, this museum documents the social and cultural life of the...
Open since 1904, this museum documents the social and cultural life of the region's citizens at the turn of the 20th century.
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Closed for renovations until 2013+

Closed for renovations until 2013-14. Can only see the outside of the building as you pass by in the street

3 of 5 starsReviewed June 16, 2012
Vancouver, Canada
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Atlanta, Georgia
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56 reviews 56 reviews
18 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

We were in Arles, and my friend had been on this tour before, where you can buy a ticket to see 4 historic and/or artistic locations in the city. Museon Arlaten was one of them. I was surprised to see every kind of art, sculptures, tapestries, paintings, carvings, collages, and forging there. The styles ranged from Medieval to Impressionist to... More 

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West Chester, PA
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214 reviews 214 reviews
88 attraction reviews
118 helpful votes 118 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

This museum is closed for renovations. Our option was to go to the Musee de la Camargue. I cannot tell you the differences are between the two places but the Musee de la Camargue was worth the stop if you have a car.It illustrated the inextricable cultural linkage between Arles and the Camargue.

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Vancouver, Canada
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8 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2012

Closed for renovations until 2013-14. Can only see the outside of the building as you pass by in the street

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Calstock, United Kingdom
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61 reviews 61 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2012

Not my special period, but very interesting to see. Everyday objects from 19th century Provence.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2008

This museum concentrates on the folk traditions of Arles and the surrounding area. Built around a courtyard which contains some remains of the Roman forum, it has tableaux of Arlesian life and exhibits of folk artefacts connected with Arles and the surrounding area, pictures - mainly of ladies in the distinctive local costume, maps etc. The museum staff also wear... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2008

This unassuming museum gives you a fascinating insight into provencale life in the early 1900s. It is an ethnographic collection gathered by Nobel Laureate Frederic Mistral who spent his Nobel money collecting anything he thought would be of interest in documenting the daily lives of people at the time. The museum is easy to miss, indeed we almost walked right... More 

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