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Musee de l'Arles et de la Provence Antique

Address: Presqu'ile du Cirque Romain, 13635 Arles, France
Phone Number: +33 4 13 31 51 03
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Ranked #1 of 30 Attractions in Arles
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums, History Museums, Museums
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Type: Art Museums, History Museums, Museums
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Wed - Mon 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

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Leura, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

An excellent well layed out museum with friendly, informative staff. If you are interested in Roman History you must visit.

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Lyon, France
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76 reviews 76 reviews
36 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

It is not a very big museum but with some very interesting archaeological display showing the daily life of Roman people. The most impressive thing to see is the 31-meter long Roman-era boat dated back to 50-60 A.D. which they found at the bottom of the river Rhone. There is a film explaining how they dug it out and preserved... More 

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Sorocaba, SP
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33 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Arles si a small beautiful village. The Roman Amphiteathrum, The Roman Circus, have been a special visiting in a ancient village.

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Melbourne, Australia
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267 reviews 267 reviews
102 attraction reviews
175 helpful votes 175 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

I have been to a few museums including the Louvre which does not have the range of artefacts, statues and artworks that they have on display here. The most cherished new find is a perfectly preserved head of Julius Caesar. Found in the river. There are also mosaic floors that have been painstakingly put back together and can be viewed... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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19 reviews 19 reviews
15 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

My idea of a good museum is one full of historical artifacts, displayed clearly, and with easily accessible history. This museum does that. It is well laid out with loads of artifacts, a couple of which are breathtaking, with maps and models alongside to help you understand how Roman Arles was laid out and functioned. There is an amazing 2000... More 

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Holton Le Clay
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45 reviews 45 reviews
19 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

We scrambled to get there on foot, signage is still underdeveloped in France. The exhibitions are exceptionally rich when you think all the items have been "unearthed" from the large river Rhone which gave life to this Roman retirement village as it was at this time. Very professionally handled. It's a major spot to visit when holidaying in the area... More 

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Armonk, New York
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32 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Stepping in the foot steps of Julius Caesar one finds Arles was quite a prominent Roman village. This museum well displays that fact with antiquities as well as models that recreate the Flavius Amphitheater (aka a coliseum), the dramatic theater and Forum as well as the hippodrome (race track). Who knew amphora were specific to cargo- fat ones for olive... More 

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White Plains
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Very spacious museum that gives a good overview of the early history of the area. Excellent maps,relics,mosaicsetc.

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Orange County, California
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Although the parking lot and environs are a bit run down and "dingy" this is a really well thought out museum. You are really able to get a sense and feel of Roman history. Quality displays and recreations abound, definitely worth a visit when you are in Arles.

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Vacaville, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Wow! The artifacts are amazing...wish they had audio guides in different languages to make the details more interesting. Many of the plaques were only in French, and this museum has so much history and folklore to offer. The models of the theater and coliseum as we'll as race track helped visualize them in their glory days

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