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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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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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 25, 2015
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St. Louis - USA
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42 reviews 42 reviews
13 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
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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千葉県
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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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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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London, United Kingdom
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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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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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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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