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Musee Archeologique de Nice-Cimiez

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Address: 160 avenue des Arenes de Cimiez, 06000 Nice, France
Phone Number: 04 93 81 59 57
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Wed - Mon 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

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Brilliant Roman city displayed outside

Whilst I didn't glean much from the displays inside this museum, the real treasure lies in the grounds outside. A beautiful old Roman city in ruins lies in the backyard of the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Melbourne
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Whilst I didn't glean much from the displays inside this museum, the real treasure lies in the grounds outside. A beautiful old Roman city in ruins lies in the backyard of the museum. Transport yourself back to ancient times and really absorb the beauty of this great site. For me, this ancient Roman city of baths and spas dating from... More 

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Italy
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

i've visited this last year before going home...i've didnt see most of it upclose because of bad weather early in the morning....but as to where i am standing to take the picture.. it seems that i've already saw it all... it's just a small place with some unfinished archeological excavation i think... but it's worth a visit if u r... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a magnificent site. Inside was an exhibition from two Greek and Roman collections. We could not see the relevance to the site. Many of the artifacts were intriguing, particularly two exhibits of wheels for the beds. We had never seen these before and yet there was no explanation about them or their relevance to this early AD Roman... More 

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Marina del Rey, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Friendly staff, and a great museum to visit with children or even if your short on time. I have been there twice and its small enough to see everything and the kids won't get bored. They have a great expo of history in the Côte d'Azur/Alpes Maritimes region. The artefacts date back to the Metal ages, Middle Ages and before.... More 

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Stockholm, Sweden
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016 via mobile

im really intrested and fascinated about archeology but there was nothing fascinating in this museum. NO english traslations what so ever. Everything was in french. The site outside was beautiful but no explanations at all. Seems a museum out of the 90's,needs to be remodernised and be educational for every visitor not just for these who speak french.

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Thank Vasilis-Lamprini
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016

its been long time of realy feeling our origins this place made me realy feel happy§§§§§ a must to visit in nice

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Thank harvest n
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016

The visit is essentially in two halves; the interior 2-floor museum and the exterior Roman bath complex ruins. The museum has a nice range of artefacts, interactive models to play with and as I've notices in several places in France, some really well-made scale models to show how the ruins would have originally appeared. The signs are only written in... More 

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Farnham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

We are not great fans of ancient ruins but as part of the 10euro 2 day museum pass this was well worth a visit after the Matisse Museum. English leaflet available to explain the baths and a bit of social history. Artefacts indoors plus a model of what the site would have looked like in its day.

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Brooklyn, New York
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

Having a great interest in Archaeology I was excited to visit this place on my first trip to NICE. But wow, all the signs and information are ONLY IN FRENCH NO TRANSLATIONS WHATSOEVER. The people at the museum were less than helpful when I tried to ask if there was anyone who spoke english that could give me a little... More 

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Thank Senta S
Nice, France
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2016

It is worth visiting if you come to see the Matisse Museum as it is right next door and included in the same museum pass (as of time of writing). The museum is mainly of roman period items, but is smaller in scale and number of artefacts than you can see elsewhere (Arles etc). They have clearly done a lot... More 

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