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Musee Archeologique de Nice-Cimiez

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Address: 160 rue des Arenes, 06000 Nice, France
Phone Number: 04 93 81 59 57
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Super Ancient Age Museum!

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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Marina del Rey, California
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Marina del Rey, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW 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 3 weeks ago 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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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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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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Lakenheath, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2016

Take bus 15 or 17 up to Cimiez and spend a pleasant hour amongst the remains of a large Roman settlement and the discoveries that are well displayed in the museum.One problem though.All of the descriptions are written in French,so be sure to read your guide book before you visit.No café nearby so have a snack before hand and if... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2016

I went to Nice in the south of France on the Easter holidays. In Nice I went to the prehostoric museum. It was very fun because I learn't a lot about prehostoric Nice and the apes that used to live in Nice. It was so interesting that there was nothing that I disliked about it. I recommend this to people... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2016

I entered this museum for free on the pass I had gotten at the Matisse Museum. They suggested starting by going through the outdoor ruins, followed by the exhibits inside. There were the typical artifacts in glass cases like you see in any museum associated with ruins. My favorite part was the area with the layout of the town as... More 

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