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Musee Saint-Raymond - Musee des Antiques de Toulouse

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Address: 1ter Place Saint Sernin, 31000, Toulouse, France
Phone Number: +33 (0)5 61 22 31 44
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The museum Saint-Raymond, Musée des Antiques de Toulouse, preserves and...

The museum Saint-Raymond, Musée des Antiques de Toulouse, preserves and enhances an archaeological site that is among the largest in France.Push its doors to discover the Roman town of Tolosa, the sculptures of the villa Chiragan, the remains of a necropolis from late antiquity.

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Great collection of Roman marble

Free to visit with a nice shop selling coin replicas and some good books. It had a little garden cafe too. The collection on three floors is well laid out. Mainly marble Roman... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Bangor, United Kingdom
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Bangor, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Free to visit with a nice shop selling coin replicas and some good books. It had a little garden cafe too. The collection on three floors is well laid out. Mainly marble Roman busts and statues, the skill of the craftsmen who made them is incredible. There are some interesting Gaulish pieces also, but the Gaulish history is not given... More 

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Austin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is hard to believe that this area was settled by Romans. Even harder to believe is how much of their stuff was left behind. The main problem here is the little to none of the information cards are also in English. Luckily, my husband knows a lot about Roman history so that was helpful for us.

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Sorrento, Victoria, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The building itself is stunning, Renaissance architecture, restored recently. But pass the entrance, and the most fascinating collection of statues, bas-reliefs, busts of emperors, gods & goddesses & heroes of antiquity awaits the visitor. The only place, I think, where most of the descendants of Emperor Octavian-Augustus, can be found. A superb "family" gallery of busts, exhibiting the gradual decadence... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This lovely museum is across the street from the St. Sernin bascilica, it was connected to the bascilica in earlier times. Be sure and pick up a free audioguide which are available in several languages. The underground is a necropolis with beautifully carved sarcophagus (pleural sacrophagi?) from 1st century and a bit later. On the 2nd floor in U.S. parlance(... More 

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Purley, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were really looking forward to visiting the museum as it had wonderful Roman exhibits. There were some very interesting pieces of jewellery, pottery and statues but unfortunately most of the information on the artefacts was in French with no translation - it was such a shame. I did go and ask at the desk if there were any museum... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016

We spend our last Christmas (2015) in Toulouse and on the second day we visited this Museum. It was just besides the Saint Sernin Basilica. This was just 15 mins walk from the metro station Capitol. The opening time is 10am till 6pm and 4 euro entry fee, however students and young adults are free. The Museum had lots of... More 

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Bellingham, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015

Only two of the three gallery floors were open so it was somewhat disappointing. The beautiful looking floor 1 (shown on the home page of the website) is closed. Thus, there are no windows and no large collection of busts. I was really looking forward to that. Only the basement and top floor which both had good displays were open.... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

Im sure this exhibition would be good for those who had an interest in the history of Toulouse and who can read French. There area three levels: in the basement is the old lime oven and sarcophages. On the other levels were lots of fragments of buildings, pottery, jewellery etc that were found on the site as well as numerous... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015 via mobile

This musée contains archaeological finds from the Toulouse and south of France area from Roman and early Christian sites. The basement has C4th sarcophagi from the Visigoth early Christian settlement in the Toulouse area. I found them wonderful. There is a fascinating excavation in one corner. One the first floor there are huge marble pieces from an excavated Roman villa... More 

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015

Well organized, clean museum with many archeological treasures and several photos taken many years ago. Dedicated mainly to findings in the Bordeaux area. Tourist friendly with elevator that will cover four levels of treasures. Gift shop, bathrooms inside and a small café outside.

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