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Archaeological Museum

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Address: Place Saint-Laurent, 38000, Grenoble, France
Phone Number: 04 76 44 78 68
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My favourite Grenoble museum

If you like old churches, this is a must. To begin with, it's free. Then, the audio guide is also free and available in a range of languages. The audio guide is in sync with... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Melbourne, Australia
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Melbourne, Australia
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30 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you like old churches, this is a must. To begin with, it's free. Then, the audio guide is also free and available in a range of languages. The audio guide is in sync with projections to show you the history of the beautiful old church. Amazing to see so much history in one place, and the changes in the... More 

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Grenoble, France
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58 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fascinating museums,where you are constantly on stairs, discovering the various layers of this church and its graveyard which kept evolving over time. The overall footage of the museum is quite small, but it offers so much. First time I see actual corpses buried in a churchyard. Quite far away from parking lots ,A must see for a family of good... More 

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Grenoble
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

I stumbled on this museum by accident one day as I came down from the Bastille towards St Laurent. The museum is housed in a church that sits on a site that has been in constant use since the fourth century. There are animated videos showing the evolution of the site over time, as well as exhibitions of many artefacts... More 

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Lyon
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88 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015 via mobile

I still can't believe this attraction is actually for free!!! But it is. It is like a archeological extraction/church making the link with human remains from year 500 to wall paintings from the 18 hundreds. Light, audio and descriptions take you on an incredible journey. I have never seem anything like this before. You should not miss it!!!

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Elizabethton, TN
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78 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015

This museum did an excellent job explaining the long history of this particular site. It so many museums the technology just doesn't do much. But NOT so here. The audio tours were synced with the video presentations (sometimes you had to wait a bit to get them going), but all the video and lighting were so informative. We loved it.... More 

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East Sussex, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2015

From the outside it looks like you are visiting a small monasterial church but once you are inside it opens up to be so much more and all described in English! The last time I experienced something like this, where the outside seems so minimal but the inside is just amazing, was at the Roman Baths in Bath but of... More 

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Saint-Martin-d'Uriage, France
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

Free with free audio guide, not bad! I wouldn't say it is a must do, but if you are here for more than 3 days it is a kid free activity and really we had no complaints!

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18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

you can see the story of the area through the archaerological reserch were issued in the church in last years, very well mainteined with clear explanation, it's also free.

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Grenoble, France
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114 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

This is a great place to visit on a weekend afternoon. It's great for kids and adults alike. Very well done exhibit of a 6th century crypt. Admission is free and audio guides are available in different languages -- english included.

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11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015 via mobile

I was lucky enough to arrive just as the museum opened. The architectural space revealed under the church plus the son et lumiere effects are amazing. Make sure you pick up an audio guide which syncs with the visual effects. The sound of the monks chanting plus the projection of their moving through the ruins below is magical. The fact... More 

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