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Musee de Prehistoire Regionale

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Address: Rue Loredan-Larchey, Menton, France
Phone Number: 04-93-35-84-64

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interesting but everythin in french

This is very interesting museum, and it has a nice exposition for peopel who are intersted in early ages of Riviera, just a pity all subtitles are in french.

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 6, 2014
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Moscow, Russia
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Shanghai, China
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

Closed on Mondays. Opening hours: 10-12; 14-18. Free. This museum is a good complement with the Balzi Rossi Museum, just after having passed the Italian border, in Ventimiglia, 2-3 kilometers away. It is better organized than the Italian once, because it has a quite rich bookshop, but the Balzi Rossi have the the real caves. Nevertheless I have found the... More 

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015

A charming little museum with a series of rooms dedicated to the pre-history of this area. Downstairs there is a temporary exhibition area where there was an interesting exhibiton about animal representations and a vitrine of underwater archeology. Of course like in most French museums there was far too much text, but just ignore it, most of the exhibits are... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Free admission to a well-structured presentation of the pre-history of the Cote d'Azure. Located in the centre of Menton and easily accessible.

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Moscow, Russia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

This is very interesting museum, and it has a nice exposition for peopel who are intersted in early ages of Riviera, just a pity all subtitles are in french.

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Northumberland UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

A much more interesting museum than we anticipated especially, after having taken part in an archaeology course before Christmas, we could identify a lot of the exhibits. The staff could not have been more helpful and even offered us chocolates!

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San Francisco, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

The amount of local work and the breadth of discovery in the area is quite remarkable. I must say, the use of bronze sculptures in the dioramas added a level of respectful undestanding I have not seen elsewhere. The mish mash of various small sculptures from hither and yon is more confusing than informative...

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Suwanee, Georgia, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

Interesting story and displays of the earliest inhabitants of the Cote d'Azur. We made a quick tour of the museum and, unfortunately, all displays in French and we did not have English translation available to us. Not sure if available, would have really helped!

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2013

There are 2 museums. With difficulty we were given a card which gave us some information in English. Although only yards from the border of Menton, or more accurately Garavan, the staff on duty only spoke Italian.It was not possible to visit the caves themselves which was disappointing so the museums are it.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2013

This gives a good picture of the ancient history of this area and early man. Unfortunately there was no English translation so it wasn't easy to learn alone could.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2013

... but put into context for the non-specialist. Small museum with good displays and helped me to understand better (I'm 53!) just how long the prehistoric stage of our civilisation was! The staff were very helpful, relaxed and friendly. And it's free!

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