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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 30 Attractions in Arles
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums, Art Museums
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Newton, Massachusetts
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

This is a great museum. We we're enthralled for two or three hours. Tremendous artifacts, very clearly explained with some excellent models. Made a difference to visit after we'd seen the sites of Arles.

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Paris
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3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Size just right, impressive collection, air-conditioned, free shuttle service to center of town. Great oversized canoe !

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Rouen, France
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5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

The collection of sarcophagi from the early fourth century is compelling for people interested in the early Christian church.

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London, United Kingdom
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25 attraction reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

I have been to this museum about 4 times over the past 15 years and it never disappoints. Since I last went in 2009 a new exhibition has been added, of a Roman barge that sank nearby in the Rhone and has been raised and reconstructed (in fact, it was remarkably intact). The new display is exceptionally well done and... More

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San Diego, California
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31 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

This is a very interesting and fun place to visit. If you like Roman history and learning about a local culture then this place with be perfect for you. It has a great mix of art and artifacts so you feel engaged and do not get bored.

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Waterloo, Canada
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19 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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12 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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11 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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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
15 helpful votes 15 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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