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Musee de Prehistoire Regionale

Rue Loredan-Larchey, Menton, France
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Ranked #11 of 21 Attractions in Menton
Type: History Museums
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English first
Northumberland UK
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49 reviews 49 reviews
6 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

A much more interesting museum than we anticipated especially, after having taken part in an archaeology course before Christmas, we could identify a lot of the exhibits. The staff could not have been more helpful and even offered us chocolates!

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San Francisco, California
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102 reviews 102 reviews
8 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

The amount of local work and the breadth of discovery in the area is quite remarkable. I must say, the use of bronze sculptures in the dioramas added a level of respectful undestanding I have not seen elsewhere. The mish mash of various small sculptures from hither and yon is more confusing than informative...

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Suwanee, Georgia, United States
13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

Interesting story and displays of the earliest inhabitants of the Cote d'Azur. We made a quick tour of the museum and, unfortunately, all displays in French and we did not have English translation available to us. Not sure if available, would have really helped!

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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118 reviews 118 reviews
17 attraction reviews
294 helpful votes 294 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2013

There are 2 museums. With difficulty we were given a card which gave us some information in English. Although only yards from the border of Menton, or more accurately Garavan, the staff on duty only spoke Italian.It was not possible to visit the caves themselves which was disappointing so the museums are it.

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Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
17 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2013

This gives a good picture of the ancient history of this area and early man. Unfortunately there was no English translation so it wasn't easy to learn alone could.

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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2013

... but put into context for the non-specialist. Small museum with good displays and helped me to understand better (I'm 53!) just how long the prehistoric stage of our civilisation was! The staff were very helpful, relaxed and friendly. And it's free!

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Menton, France
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32 reviews 32 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2013

Surprisingly, the visit is free of charge, and gives an opportunity ti review the origin of humanity, in relation to discories in region and elsewhere

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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55 reviews 55 reviews
10 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

Yep, 2,000,000 years in fact. It is beautifully curated and presented series of tableaux that show that hommids have been hanging out in the Riviera since Australlopithecus sought refuge from rampaging elephants and rhinos. Well worth a visit.

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63 reviews 63 reviews
15 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2012

This small, but well planned museum is located at the top of a gently climbing park, just north east of the Mairie/Town Hall. The #2 bus (Suillet) has a nearby stop. We could not find handicap access, but by taking our time the entry stairs were manageable. Once inside we were glad we had made the effort. There is plenty... More

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2012

They have taken many of the best carvings there.They would be better in situ. Get a map, go for a walk

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