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Musee Archeologique de Nice-Cimiez

Address: 160 rue des Arenes, 06000 Nice, France
Phone Number: 04 93 81 59 57
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Ranked #43 of 107 Attractions in Nice
Type: Museums
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Type: Museums
Wed - Mon 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

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217 reviews 217 reviews
152 attraction reviews
187 helpful votes 187 helpful votes
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 attraction reviews
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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

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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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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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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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
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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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