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Musee de l'Arles et de la Provence Antique

Presqu'ile du Cirque Romain, 13635 Arles, France
+33 4 13 31 51 03
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Ranked #1 of 28 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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Melbourne, Australia
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264 reviews 264 reviews
102 attraction reviews
173 helpful votes 173 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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15 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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20 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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31 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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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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Los Angeles
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39 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

This is by far the best places to park in or near Arles, and take the free shuttle around town. Picnic tables, and a nice park. English signs are common only in the newer areas, but appreciating the core of the exhibits: the models of the floating bridge and the flour mill, and the reconstructed transport boat (along with the... More 

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Bedale, United Kingdom
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20 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014 via mobile

Excellent collection of roman antiquities, from BC onwards. In particular, the sarcophagi are worth the visit alone. Very well displayed and documented, with many display boards in English. However, a slight criticism, the individual items on display only have a French description, so some knowledge of technical terms in French is an advantage!

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Eugene, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

The displays for the Roman monuments are very enlightening. Unfortunately, hardly explanations are in English. So try to learn some French and make your trip more enjoyable.

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