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Musee Archeologique de Nice-Cimiez

160 rue des Arenes, 06000 Nice, France (Port)
04 93 81 59 57
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Ranked #51 of 125 Attractions in Nice
Type: Museums
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London, United Kingdom
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45 reviews 45 reviews
26 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

The Roman ruins, monastery, and Matisse museum are all laid out in a lovely olive tree-lined garden. It's a great day out (we had our lunch in the park, provided by the Monoprix just up the road). If you're relatively young and healthy, you can walk there. Just bring a bottle of water to avoid flagging halfway up. The archeological... More

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San Diego, California
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294 reviews 294 reviews
124 attraction reviews
225 helpful votes 225 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

So relaxing and such a nice break from the amazing Matesse Museum. We walked up to the Museum from our Hotel on the Victor Hugo Blvd. ( Holiday Inn). It was a long walk up to a beautiful residential area on a hill. We are fit in our early sixties and for us this is our everyday walking at home... More

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Austin, Texas
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33 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Interesting, but not simple to get to via bus. Maybe consider a cab if you decide to hit this museum. Also, don’t go hungry as the museums are clustered around what is more of a hilly residential area with little/no easy-to-find café options. We did enjoy the exhibits very much.

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Parma, Italy
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50 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

If you are interested in Roman art, you will probably be disappointed with this museum as there is little to see besides the baths and arena outside. When we visited the entrance was free although there was a sign stating that the entrance was €6... On a positive note, the staff was friendly and helpful!

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34 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

This site and museum must surely be one of the best places to visit for free. The Roman remains of the Arena and behind the museum, what foundations and ruins can only be speculated upon, are really quite impressive. Inside the museum there are quite a number of artifacts found in the nearby area and several large grave markers. You... More

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Nice, France
20 reviews 20 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

A museum filled with very interesting and rare artifacts from BC to AD. All beautifully laid out. Excellent explanations in French but practically nothing in any other language. Where I did find the very few English translations they were full of grammatical mistakes.Considering there are many non French visitors ever year, the least one should expect is that the director... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

We had planned on the visit to the Museum but didn't realise it was right next to the archaeological Roman site! And what a bonus that was, hardly anyone else there, quiet and peaceful and so full of information and artefacts, (the museum) then to be able to explore and walk around the actual site, even into the arena, was... More

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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48 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

The special exhibition (until sep 23) gives this rather traditional archeological museum a new dimension by showing contemporary photos and videos related to the topic "swimming pools".

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Sydney, Australia
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847 attraction reviews
1,224 helpful votes 1,224 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2013

Neighboring the Matisse Museum, the archeological museum is located right on the site of the former Cemenelium,which was the hub of Roman domination in the region.The findings excavated range from tools to jewellery,coins,pottery and sculptures .It gives a fairly clear picture of the life led by the ancient inhabitants,in respect to their social,cultural and spiritual lives. There are vestiges of... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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66 reviews 66 reviews
26 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2013

This museum is extremely tiny and the artifacts are not impressive at all, nothing compares to other museums in Europe. The worst of our visit was the extremely rude security guard. We have finished seeing everything indoor and walked towards the entrance/exit, haven't even left the building, and then decided to check out the Roman ruins outdoor as well. So... More

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