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Musee Departemental Arles Antique

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av de la 1ere DIV Fr Libre | Presqu'île du Cirque Romain, 13200, Arles, France
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed December 4, 2003

Having heard almost nothing about this museum, we were wonderfully surprised at the rich collections and user-friendly exhibits. The building is almost ideal for the displays - lots of space and light. The collections are arranged by themes: transportation, money, etc. so that the items...More

5  Thank MBTraveler
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Reviewed January 13, 2013

Are you able-bodied and do you read French fluently? If your answer to both of these is 'Yes', then this is an excellent museum for you. It contains very important remains from the area's prehistoric, Celto-Ligurian, Greek and Roman past. And it displays some excellent...More

3  Thank Rita D
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I'm not a expert on how museums are curated but I can recognize a good thing when I see it. Other reviewers were spot on about the antiquities housed in this museum and the fascinating Roman boat. It would be a shame to visit Arles...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is an amazing museum. It contains many treasures from Roman times found in the Loire, including a bust of Julius Caesar from 50BC and a flat bottom Roman boat from the same period. I was fascinated by the 15 minute film with English subtitles...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We spent hours here, especially with the mosaic from Hydra and the recovered boat and related artifacts. Be sure to watch the video about the recovery and restoration work; there are English subtitles so you can understand all the technical details.

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Reviewed October 7, 2018

Before you strike out to see the many amazing sites in Arles, we recommend this museum. It gives a lot of context to the city and it's place in the Roman empire, and includes some amazing artifacts, particularly the boat hauled up from the bottom...More

Thank Genelle C
Reviewed October 7, 2018

Amazing museum with a recovered Roman boat and other incredible Roman artifacts. A great introduction to Arles.

Thank getrad13
Reviewed October 6, 2018

My degree is in Classical Archaeology, so not surprisingly, I've been in a lot of Mediterranean museums that specialize in Roman and Greek antiquities. This is one of the very best - a must-see even if you are not a 'museum person'. The detailed models...More

Thank Tattnall
Reviewed October 3, 2018

This "new" museum is excellent, with several wonderful exhibits from the Roman era, including the boat and bust of Caesar. It really is a cracking museum - modern, spacious and very good value. There's even now a video in English all about the famous boat....More

Thank Nick S
Reviewed October 2, 2018 via mobile

This museum is spacious and has quite a lot on display. The video about the 2000 year old Roman barge is a must. The barge is displayed with its cargo. The rest of the museum is interesting.

Thank Linda S
Reviewed September 13, 2018

Well presented Roman artifacts: floors, jewelry, jars, tools, sarcophagus, ingots of metals, money. Nice large open spaces to more around in. Then there is the roman trading ship. To see these things that were made with such craftsmanship and quality 2,000 years ago is just...More

Thank GuyA473
Reviewed September 7, 2018

France has some really great Roman antiquities museums. I enjoyed this one even more than the surprisingly good one in Lyon. Mostly because of the AWESOME Roman boat brought up from the Rhone just in 2004. It took a few years to preserve it for...More

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PaulineS2322
November 26, 2016|
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Just service dogs are allowed.
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Floridaduck
April 14, 2016|
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Yes, photography is allowed in the museum.
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Andrew L
March 28, 2016|
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Not at the museum, no, but the city centre isn't far away and you'll find plenty of places to eat there.
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