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Musee de l'Arles et de la Provence Antique

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Address: Presqu'ile du Cirque Romain, 13635 Arles, France
Phone Number: +33 4 13 31 51 03
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Excellent display of Roman antiquities

Having looked at the Roman sites in Arles, I was looking forward to the museum. It has a fabulous collection of mosaics, and the film outlining how the river barge was recovered... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 23, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Having looked at the Roman sites in Arles, I was looking forward to the museum. It has a fabulous collection of mosaics, and the film outlining how the river barge was recovered from the bottom of the Rhone river was both very informative and interesting. The collection of sarcophagi is also outstanding.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Do this first thing when arriving in Arles. It will help orient you and put things in perspective. It is really wonderful!

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Bellingham, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

A must-see museum in Arles, especially the newer wing with the Roman boat that was excavated from the Rhone river. The museum's Roman and early Christian sarcophagus collection is one of the largest outside Italy. Don't miss the Roman garden outside the museum, good for a picnic lunch.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Beautifully and spaciously laid out the collection of artifacts from Roman Arles was most impressive. Lacks signage in English but nevertheless worth a visit if you are inclined to history or even if you want a couple of hours escape from the hot Provencal sun.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

We walked up along the river in the heat to get to the Museum, and were very pleased to enter this cool spacious modern building. There is a lot to see here, though we came only for the Roman barge. The video film describing the discovery, excavation, restoration and preservation of the barge was worth the trip alone. Definitely worth... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

This is a great stop to make to get a real sense of the antiquity that will be seen in Arles. The exhibits are first-rate and not overwhelming in number. Happily our group had a guide who made greater sense of a lot of the items for us. Using some sort of audio guide is recommended.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

We visited the museum expecting mostly Roman artefacts. Yes, they are there, though with minimal English-language labels. But most interesting to us was the reconstructed 2nd century barge recovered from the Rhone with its many artefacts displayed around it in cases. A film with English subtitles explains how the ship was excavated and preserved. Much older than the ship in... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Pull open the drawers at the start and you'll see anthropological evidence of centuries of artifacts dating to BC 400. It's mostly in French from here on. There's an English card they'll give you but it doesn't say much. The touch screen shows water receding and canal dredging effects. Rice fields help desalinate the delta which has very salty terrain... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

The museum has a good collection of pre-history and Roman items. But its restored Roman barge is one of only 4 or 5 similar exhibits in the entire world. The cargo-carrying barge is BIG - 31 meters (100 feet) long. It was recovered from silt in the nearby Rhone River, It is almost completely intact, with minimal replacement planks, even... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

The most impressive Roman monument in Arles, is the amphitheatre known as LES ARENES, dating from the end of the first century. The arena has some 40+ stone arches and lots of tunnels to walk through. Go to the very top and you'll be rewarded with a splendid view of the Rhone River and the city of Arles.

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Address: Presqu'ile du Cirque Romain, 13635 Arles, France
Phone Number: +33 4 13 31 51 03
Location: Europe  >  France  >  Provence  >  Bouches-du-Rhone  >  Arles
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

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