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Musee de Prehistoire Regionale

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Address: Rue Loredan-Larchey, Menton, France
Phone Number: 04-93-35-84-64

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interesting but everythin in french

This is very interesting museum, and it has a nice exposition for peopel who are intersted in early ages of Riviera, just a pity all subtitles are in french.

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 6, 2014
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Ottawa, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Free admission to a well-structured presentation of the pre-history of the Cote d'Azure. Located in the centre of Menton and easily accessible.

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Moscow, Russia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

This is very interesting museum, and it has a nice exposition for peopel who are intersted in early ages of Riviera, just a pity all subtitles are in french.

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Northumberland UK
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55 reviews 55 reviews
8 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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143 reviews 143 reviews
10 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 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
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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24 attraction reviews
315 helpful votes 315 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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Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
26 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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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London
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18 reviews 18 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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55 reviews 55 reviews
3 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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62 reviews 62 reviews
11 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 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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