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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 29 attractions in Arles
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums, Art Museums
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Waterloo, Canada
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31 reviews 31 reviews
19 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

So many wonderful Roman artifacts. Didn't know where to look first. Highly recommend a visit to this museum.

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Hamburg
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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

This is an excellent museum which needs to be seen in combination with the ancient Roman sites in the city as it helps make sense of the ruins. The museum is very well laid out with good descriptions in French and English. The highlights are an ancient Roman river boat and the collection of sarcophagi.

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Norfolk, Virginia, United States
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

My kids enjoyed piecing everything together after they saw the real sights in the city. Breeze through the sarcaphagi because they get repetetive, but the Mosaics are to die for!! The boat reconstruction and video were captivating. We needed a walk, so we walked, but the area is a little sketchy.

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Devon, Pennsylvania
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56 reviews 56 reviews
5 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Two nights in Arles after our river cruise. Walked from our hotel to this wonderful museum (only discovered the little red hop on/hop off bus on our way out).......and so sorry our friends left Arles and missed it. This museum is incredible. What a great way to learn the history of Arles and see these treasures. Loved all the models... More

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Sao Paulo, SP
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34 reviews 34 reviews
11 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

This museum is small compared to other major ones, you can enjoy it entirely in less then 2 hours, it holds some precious exhibitions though in one of the most modern ancient history museum of the world, entirely built to shine the fantastic roman and pre roman arts found in or around Arles. It contains 3 masterpieces, an intact large... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Like many of my fellow reviewers my husband and I enjoyed this museum very much. The ship was amazing. Also like others here I wished that more of the exhibits had an English description.

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Sydney, Australia
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41 reviews 41 reviews
15 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Enjoyed this museum greatly especially the exhibit of the restored ship... Just wish there was more English translations. Newer areas did have more English which was great!

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Hattiesburg, Mississippi
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55 reviews 55 reviews
10 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

The best place to learn the history of Arles in this well organized museum. Learning how Arles started and became a Roman city under Julius Caesar made our trip to Arles more enjoyable. We were pleased with the artifacts and how they were used to explain the history of Arles. We would not have known that Arles once had a... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

The Roman barge they dug out of the Rhone river with all its artifacts is really worth seeing. Very nicely designed museum.

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Sweden
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37 reviews 37 reviews
9 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

If you're interested in the history of Gaul and the Roman influence on the area this museum is a must-visit. As well as the usual collection of statues, sarcophagi etc there is also a Roman river barge, which was retrieved from the silt of the Rhone in recent years and which is miraculously preserved, along with most of its cargo.... More

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