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Musee Archeologique de Nice-Cimiez

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Address: 160 rue des Arenes, 06000 Nice, France
Phone Number: 04 93 81 59 57
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Mildly interesting museum, great archeology site

We took the hop on-hop-off bus up to Cimiez and visited this museum and Roman city site (and also the Matisse museum next door). Walking from Nice isn't a good option as it is a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
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Canberra, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

We took the hop on-hop-off bus up to Cimiez and visited this museum and Roman city site (and also the Matisse museum next door). Walking from Nice isn't a good option as it is a long way. The museum is approached through an impressive Roman amphitheatre (in a public park, so free access). The museum is quite small and has... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

I travelled from Cannes to Nice specifically to visit this museum but I thought that the 10 Euro admission charge was excessive. I returned to Cannes without entering. The 10 Euro admission charge would allow visits to other museums in Nice but I was only interested in this one.

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Ithaca, NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

The exhibits in this museum were very well set out, and the material was really interesting. I especially liked the small display of "modern" versions of "ancient" artifacts (e.g. a water bottle beside a Roman vessel). The archaeological park - Roman baths - was very nice. Too bad the walkway around the back half of the site was in disrepair.

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St. Louis - USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

We chose this site as one of the museums covered by a 20€ ticket that lets one see about a dozen spots in Nice over 7 days. An uphill walk about 1.5 miles from the center of town, or there are several bus lines that stop nearby. Amazing to think this site has been used for so many centuries. Do... More 

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

The gentleman at the front desk was very helpful, as were the plastic coated explanation sheets people are allowed to walk around with as they visit the Roman baths and arena in the outside areas. Wonderful to see and understand the method of using cold, then warm, then hot baths, never men at the same time as women, and to... More 

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Wiesbaden, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

I always enjoy puttering around Roman ruins. The inside of the museum has displays (only in French) tracing inhabitants of the area back to the stone age and interesting models of the Roman baths. There are brochures in different languages to explain the Roman ruins outside and enough is still there to visualize the floors, pools, heating furnaces and buildings.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

The museum was free charge. I enjoyed to see unearthed articles in Roman era. I was imressed to see finger sinbals, which origin was Egypt. Once I got out, I saw ruin of baths. The museum is next to Musee Matisse.

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Nice, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

A wonderful site for learning about the early history of Cimiez. Set in a beautiful park, the museum offers a wealth of information on the roman settlement. There are archaeological finds dating from the 1st century BC. Displays include pottery, tools and funerary objects with accompanying information boards. A good understanding of French is needed to follow the information, but... More 

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Bucharest, Romania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Honestly I thought that they would be bigger, much more too see. But nevertheless if you love history, especially Roman history , it's still a nice place too see.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 via mobile

There was a lot of info in the museum both general and specialised, and the ruins were very interesting. However all the info is in French, so if you are not reasonably competent in French, only the ruins and a few models will be of interest.

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Address: Address: 160 rue des Arenes, 06000 Nice, France
Phone Number: 04 93 81 59 57
Location: Europe  >  France  >  Provence  >  French Riviera - Cote d'Azur  >  Nice
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

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