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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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A glimpse of the Roman ruins may suffice

The Musee Archeologique de Nice-Cimiez is next to the Musee Matisse and close to the Monastere de Cimiez. If you are visiting either or both of these latter attractions, you can... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Columbia, South Carolina

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Columbia, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Musee Archeologique de Nice-Cimiez is next to the Musee Matisse and close to the Monastere de Cimiez. If you are visiting either or both of these latter attractions, you can get a look at some Roman ruins without taking time to tour the museum (and without paying an admission fee). The walkway leading to the Musee Matisse offers a... More 

Thank Citallwic
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015

This museum is built next to Roman ruins which makes it a very special place. But unfortunately for those of who don't speak French there was little help in interpreting the site or the museum itself.

Thank WaterArt
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

What a lovely little find. Quite basic in terms of a museum, but the staff were so friendly and helpful it made the visit part of the fun. Most of the plaques and information tablets are written in French. There are a few in English, but an A4 cheat sheet or a guide that you'd pay for a €1 would... More 

Thank Twinkletoes1988_11
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Our main problem here was that there is no interpretation at all in any other language than French. As my partner doesn't read French, this made our visit rather dull for her. Having some of the major panels in English and Italian, at least, as well as French, would, I am sure, add greatly to the experience for many foreign... More 

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Tonbridge, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Very disappointing - if you've been to any major international or even regional museums, you'll find the interpretation on offer here very average - if you don't like reading lots of text you won't enjoy this. The ruins outside are interesting but it looks in desperate need of a bit of creativity and financial investment. I was in and out... More 

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

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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London, United Kingdom
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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.

Thank MKeren
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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Santa Cruz, California
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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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