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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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This Museum has risen in prestige due to the archeological discoveries of ancient Rome found a short distance from the museum in the Rhone River. If you enjoy reliving the past... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
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Jackson, Mississippi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

This Museum has risen in prestige due to the archeological discoveries of ancient Rome found a short distance from the museum in the Rhone River. If you enjoy reliving the past and enjoy learning about past civilizations -- Greek and Roman in particular -- this museum is a must see when in France. If you visit Arles, you must go... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

We found this at the end of a great day in Arles and it proved to be a gem. It is so spacious that its many exhibits are shown in the very best of lights. Explanations are clear and informative. Some kind of cafe would be a useful addition

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Biot, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

We travelled to Arles mainly to see the Roman barge and this museum provided a much greater experience than we had expected. The layout is beautifully designed to explain the chronology of the local geographic area. Earliest artifacts include ancient arrowheads, followed by amazing finds from the Rhone, most importantly the barge. It is well worth allowing 20 minutes extra... More 

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Brecon Beacons National Park, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

We spent a fabulous day in Arles and used our pass to its full potential. We had decided to spend a few hours here as the reviews were so good. We walked from Arles centre (20 minutes) and were very disappointed that it was not open at all on Tuesday. The man at the museum asked if we were informed... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

A moderate walk on the outskirts of Arles, it is worth a visit. Of particularly interest are the mosaics, the bust of Caesar and the Roman barge.

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San Diego, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

We spent a leisurely couple of hours at this lovely museum along the River Rhone just outside the town. There's not a lot in English, but enough that you get the drift. The restored Roman shipwreck on display was quite impressive as was the movie about it which is in French with English subtitles. Parking is easy and free. We... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

This fabulous museum must not be missed. See the Roman barge so expertly raised from the Rhone and restored - The centre piece of the museum , well detailed in a loop video lasting 20 minutes. Wonderful layout allows ease of travel through the various galleries of sculpture , mosaics, models of Roman arles, shop. Very reasonable entry fee at... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
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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Iowa City, Iowa
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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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