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Archaeological Museum

Place Saint-Laurent, 38000 Grenoble, France
04 76 44 78 68
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Ranked #2 of 27 Attractions in Grenoble
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Museums
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Boston, Massachusetts
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101 reviews 101 reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

I thought I was going into yet another historic church. Surprise - the interior had been excavated down to crypts and mausoleum that were from 400AD! Well explained history and, I thought, fascinating.

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Fortaleza, CE
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248 reviews 248 reviews
220 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

The museum is the exhibition of the excavation of an old church. It is free and it is nicely displayed. If you have time, take a look.

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Naples, Italy
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44 reviews 44 reviews
14 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

I found this museum by accident while we were walking in the park of the mistral, the cost to visit the museum is definitely an incentive to speak well, there are many artifacts stuffed animal species that lived in the surrounding mountains, a beautiful section devoted to insects, an area dedicated to the explanation of the rock formation, and finally... More

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Edmonton, Canada
14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

We've been visiting this extraordinary museum for years, every time we come through Grenoble. Each year there's more and more to see. Something for every member of the family. Adults will appreciate the clear historical and archaeological explanations, while the children will love the skeletons. Highly recommended!

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Santa Barbara, California
12 reviews 12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Really worth the visit: layers of medieval churches on top of Roman remains. Fascinating and Free! Also, not overwhelming: a short hour visit and you get a lot!

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Howrah, India
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

The museum stands on the banks of River Isere and is definitely worth a visit. You can complete two trips at the same time, The museum and Fort Bastille. It is located on the historic site of Saint Laurent. The amazing museum harbors the crypt and is very haunting. I would recommend taking the self-guided tour which will explain you... More

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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
4 reviews 4 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

This museum is located at the back of the street which looks like more like a court to me. Up a very short, steep paved hill and then a few steps around the corner to the left. I asked a local person and they gladly pointed it out to me. This museum is everything that the reviews say!! It's extraordinary!... More

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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

This had more than I expected. You can get an audio headset and follow the route at your own pace. There is a good story both in terms of the site history but also the excavation and museum. Lots of graves and bones. Definitely a bit of a different experience. Recommended!

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26 reviews 26 reviews
15 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

I'm not a museum guy but this was amazing. The history and the presentation was incredible. Completely free too!

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Grenoble, France
16 reviews 16 reviews
10 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

This museum is highly recommended as it is a unique experience and nothing prepares you for the size and scope of it. The resting place of 1500 known corpses, the displays are symbolic of the structure and variety of the burials. The audio guides are informative without being too lengthy. We we sorry there was no obvious facility to donate... More

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