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Musee de l'Ancien Eveche

Address: 2, rue Tres-Cloitres, 38000 Grenoble, France
Phone Number: 04 76 03 15 25
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Ranked #7 of 25 Attractions in Grenoble
Type: Museums
Attraction details
Type: Museums
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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Mackay, Australia
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85 reviews 85 reviews
35 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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
18 reviews 18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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297 reviews 297 reviews
225 attraction reviews
150 helpful votes 150 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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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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105 reviews 105 reviews
71 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 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
17 reviews 17 reviews
8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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
20 reviews 20 reviews
11 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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Grenoble, France
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64 reviews 64 reviews
17 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2013

The museum is just next to the Notre Dame Cathedral in Grenoble, Admission is usually free. The architecture is very cool and the space is quite big. The cathedral next door is quite beautiful as well. The museum exhibits seem to focus on regional artists and art. It's always really interesting. Afterwards grab a coffee or a drink at one... More 

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Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013 via mobile

This museum was incredibly interesting, but I'm quite sure I didn't get the full impact as I don't read/speak French at all and all the displays are written in French only. I went in on a whim, so didn't think to ask if they had the English audio guide, which I now know after reading reviews here, they do offer.... More 

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Grenoble, France
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41 reviews 41 reviews
12 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Every visitor to Grenoble needs to check into this downtown museum, to see its regular exhibit (includes the archeological history of the crypt of adjoining Notre Dame) as well as the temporary exhibit of celebrated 20th century photographer Robert Doisneau. His family, fashion and landscape shots of the region are memorable. Exhibit has been extended into September

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