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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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An absolute must-see for a great mix of history and arg

Beautifully laid out and wonderful social history of 2500 years of Arles - the addition of the Arles 3 Barge is just amazing and brings one face-to-face with commerce, people and... read more

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

Beautifully laid out and wonderful social history of 2500 years of Arles - the addition of the Arles 3 Barge is just amazing and brings one face-to-face with commerce, people and products from ages ago - Ask for the English-language brochure- it's really helpful!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

If you like Antics you will like this quite modern Museum, which explain very well how people were living during the Roman period in this part of France. Some piece are major Roman antics "Chef d'Oeuvre" find in the Rhone river. What we like the most was really the very interesting antics vessels that you can see in a very... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

We were told that we needed to visit this relatively new museum at the end of the city of Arles. So glad that we did stop. It's a big contemporary building and it is very spacious. The entry price is not expensive (8 Eur) for the information and type of museum. It was very informative. Unfortunately all of the exhibits... More 

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Kingston upon Thames, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Plenty of road signage for drivers but precious little for those on foot; you seem to have to traipse around the large area in which the museum is located and find the entrance, as the main pathway in from the fairly major road that serves the immediate area snakes around from one car park, past a recently completed landscaped garden... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015 via mobile

We were there yesterday. It has a reasonably small but impressive collection of Roman antiquities well displayed. It is worth visiting just to see the ancient barge that was raised from the river bed just up near the bridge in 2011. Do watch the half hour video of the effort to raise the barge although it is in French still... More 

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Leura, Australia
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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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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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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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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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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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