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Musee Departemental Arles Antique

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Address: av de la 1ere DIV Fr Libre | Presqu'île du Cirque Romain, 13200, Arles, France
Phone Number: +33 4 13 31 51 03
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One of the best museums of Roman period I ever visited

This museum is really in my top list, combining the exhibition of unique pieces with very interesting dioramas and useful information to understand the whole context of a medium... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Andrea C
Milan, Italy
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Milan, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This museum is really in my top list, combining the exhibition of unique pieces with very interesting dioramas and useful information to understand the whole context of a medium city during the Roman Empire. It contains the second most important collection of early Christian graves after the Vatican museums!

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Charleston, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Spectacular collection of Roman antiquities arranged in several areas according to topic - Arles before the Romans, the Romans, the port, artisanal and agricultural activities, daily life, funeral rites and practices, Arles and the Christian world. Easy to get to by car, but small parking lot of only 60 places. Small gift shop. Photography allowed. For the English speakers -... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Well worth a look around. Fantastic collection of Roman artifacts, very well presented. Easy access by car. Vending machines only for drinks etc.

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Geneva, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is truly spectacular. Justifiably the most popular museum in Arles, because to me it felt the most unique. Wow.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited as part of the Rencontres d'Arles photo festival. A little out of the town but take the very pleasant walk along the Rhone. Well worth the walk - two very well produced exhibition.

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Well laid out. Good explanations in English. If you want to see some of the archeological findings from the Arena, the Antique Theatre, the Baths (les therms) and a fascinating movie about the sunken barge found in Arles, this is the place for you.

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Porto, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The collection is great but the main reason I went there was to visit a great exhibition "Condor" of the photographer Joao Pina, included in Les rencontres d'Arles", the greatest and older festival of photography. The building is modern and very suitable for temporary exhibitions

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

If you know someone who lives in Arles you may be able to get free or reduced admission. It helps to know a fair amount of French as most of the exhibits are explained only in their native language.

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2016

Featuring artifacts and remains largely from the Roman period in Arles, this museum is small and doable in an hour (especially if you don't speak French - almost all of the displays are solely in French). The section on the recovered barge (which is enormous) is terrific and also in English and Italian. That alone made it worth it. They... More 

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Fort Bragg, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016

This was one of the highlights of our recent trip to France. It has a remarkable collection of locally sourced Roman artifacts. Spacious and clean, it is packed with local Roman history. The barge and the accompanying film are a highlight! I would recommend walking from the main part of Arles as it is great way to see the town

Thank Michael A

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