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Musee de l'Ancien Eveche

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Address: 2, rue Tres-Cloitres, 38000 Grenoble, France
Phone Number: 04 76 03 15 25
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Mon - Tue 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wed 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Thu - Fri 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sat - Sun 11:00 am - 6:00 pm

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Great way to spend an hour

The museum was small, but all of its displays were very beautifully presented, especially the basement area where there are walls left over even from roman times. The signs are... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Calgary, Canada
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198 reviews 198 reviews
148 attraction reviews
182 helpful votes 182 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

It's great that it's free, but it's too bad there's absolutely no English, so tourists who don't understand French are left simply admiring the exhibits. The exhibits and the layout of the museum were nice, and I felt like my experience would have been great if they included English explanations. If you don't understand French, I would only recommend to... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

The museum was small, but all of its displays were very beautifully presented, especially the basement area where there are walls left over even from roman times. The signs are not in English, so having a basic knowledge of French is beyond helpful. If you have an hour or so to spare, definitely try to visit this museum.

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Holmestrand, Norway
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74 reviews 74 reviews
13 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

This museum is a combination of an archeological/historical museum for Grenoble and an archeological in situ display. When a new tram system was built remnants of walls and buildings going back to Roman times were discovered and excavated. This site, including the old baptistery is available in a way similar to the "Histoire de Paris" on the square in front... More 

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Mackay, Australia
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88 reviews 88 reviews
36 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015 via mobile

if you are looking for an interesting way to spend an hour this could be the place for you. The underground baptistery which they discovered when building a tram way is a fantastic trip back in history. Not sure how old it is but it looks Roman and is presented really beautifully, although not overly English language friendly as no... More 

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Grenoble, France
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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Take a trip back to the 3rd and 4th centuries by just going down a few steps to the basement of the museum, to see amazingly well preserved fortified walls from Cularo (name of Grenoble at the time). These walls used to be 1.5 mile long (2km), and almost 30ft high (9 meters), and 11ft deep (4.5m)! The baptistery, which... More 

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Athens, Greece
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331 reviews 331 reviews
256 attraction reviews
179 helpful votes 179 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

We have been to this Museum 4 years ago because we wanted to visit an exposition called sepia colour dedicated to the first professional photographers of the area. Since we went there we visited the whole building and all the exhibits which covered findings of the area of Isere from prehistory till present. We found it extremely interesting.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

This is an amazing experience into fascinating levels of history! This cathedral has been peeled back to reveal its progression through the ages with sensational effect, superb relics and displays, informative audioguides and helpful staff.

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Severna Park, Maryland
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121 reviews 121 reviews
78 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

I had an hour to fill and happened upon this free museum. Take the tramway B in Grenoble to get here - it's the Notre Dame museum stop. The building is what makes this museum extra special. It's a prior Bishop's palace with excavations and a baptistry in the basement dating from early Christian times. I found the baptismal section... More 

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
15 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

Interesting insights into the evolution of a city. And there are some interesting maps with strange perspectives

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Grenoble, France
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

We very much enjoyed this museum, lots of varied exhibits BUT a lack of translated information on exhibits. English translations are understood by much of the world and would have given us so much more on our visit. Nevertheless this is is a great museum, the Roman section is so interesting. A free attraction that, again, deserves a visit to... More 

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