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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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Great family experience!

This museum does not stop to amuse me. It has it all: from an antique Roman vessel, more than enough to entertain the small ones, to the most majestic mosaics, for a more refined... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Pablo Z
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This museum does not stop to amuse me. It has it all: from an antique Roman vessel, more than enough to entertain the small ones, to the most majestic mosaics, for a more refined interest. Really a wonderful secret we really enjoyed.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a Magic walk through historical center of Arles. Fascinating remnants of Jules Caesar,s empire; bring you right back in time! Suddenly you feel like being part of an ancient roman village community. I was deeply impressed by the ancient Roman Stones, the architecture in the historical center of Arles and super friendly people in thé street, warm and outgoing.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

This is a must see in Arles, if you like museums. You'll see all manner of ancient headstones, crypts, finery, jewelry, statues and my personal favorite, a Roman transport boat brought up from the bottom of the Rhone near the entrance to Arles. The exhibit describes how the boat was operated, the cargo it carried, and its rigging.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2015

This museum is a well-defined display of greek and roman historical artifacts testifying to Arles place in the development of Provence's and Europe's cultural identity. It is well laid out, reasonable entrance fee and well displayed artifacts makes this museum a pleasure to get lost in for couple of hours.PS. Arles in itself is one of the gems not fully... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015

This new and beautiful museum is well laid out, and has excellent displays relating mostly to the Roman occupation of the city. It is very spacious and accommodating of children. Many of the displays and artifacts were in the open and could be touched. The dioramas were especially well done. The recently discovered Roman boat and the mosaics were fascinating.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015

And the museum's objective is to bring you through various epochs of the Roman occupation by showing historical artefacts and suggesting video reconstructions of how people, rich, poor or commoners live in this period and in the area. It's a well-provided museum and the quality of artefacts is very high. Spend at least half a day and take a guided... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015

We had a hard time walking to this museum, as it is near large highways not for pedestrians -- however, after our visit we learned that there is a lovely walking path along the river. Had not a local pointed us in the right direction, we also would have missed the wonderful garden, inspired by Roman styles, which is next... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015

This museum is new since our first visit to Arles in 2003. It is very. well done, lots of fascinating artifacts. Especially enjoyed the Roman barge that was discovered in the Rhone and brought to the museum.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015 via mobile

While this museum is not easy to get to it is worth the trip. There is a full Roman boat as well as numerous other artifacts to discover here. Take the Navia A bus for free to and from. Don't miss this one!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

This museum has a wonderful collection of ancient Roman antiquities beautifully displayed. The old Roman barge found on the bottom of the Rhone is particularly impressive.

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