Musee Ephebe

Musee Ephebe, Cap-d'Agde: Hours, Address, Musee Ephebe Reviews: 4.5/5

Musee Ephebe
4.5
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM, 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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RobininBRISTOL
Bristol, UK1,122 contributions
Cap D'Agde is a new town so you would not expect to find a museum bursting with Roman and Greek artifacts. BUT - for the last 40 years a group of local divers have been searching the coast line and the Herault River. In the sand they have found some stunning pieces. Ephebe - who the musee is named after might even be Alexander the Great - never mind the detail - this is a stunning near life sized bronze displayed with repect in an almost completely black room - wonderfully lit and you can also sit in a small tiered area to sit quietly and marvel. Two bronzes of young boys - one who might have been the son of Cleopatra and Mark Anthony are also wonderful. Many many other fine artifacts - give it a try and in the heat you might be grateful for the airconditioning!
Written August 12, 2010
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Roquette
Pezenas, France62 contributions
Jul 2011 • Couples
This museum is bright and stimulating, the wealth of history of the ancient town of Agde rescued for me local waters is breathtaking in variety and information. Ancient Greek and Roman artifacts, bring over 2000 years of history to life.

A top quality museum in a beautiful setting
Written March 10, 2012
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hazbaz
UK30 contributions
Aug 2016 • Family
This museum is an absolute gem. It takes you backwards in time, through artefacts discovered off the nearby coast, from the 19th-century conflicts with Britain, all the way back to pre-history. The majority of exhibits and the most interesting pieces come from the Greek and Roman periods which are very interesting because this area was influenced by a huge number of different cultures.

I definitely recommend getting an audioguide, they really allow you to concentrate on the exhibits. Even kids will enjoy using them and at about 90 minutes duration this is manageable for a child with some interest in history. I'm giving the museum 4/5 only because two of its most significant exhibits were being housed elsewhere when we visited and we would have loved to see them.
Written September 5, 2016
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AlbertSalichs
Manresa, Spain8,352 contributions
Nov 2021 • Friends
Musee Ephebe is the most important museum in Agde, a touristical town in the South of France. It is a mix of archeological museum (with 3 statues of Roman/Greek period) and a museum, where you can see remains of sunken ships like objects or clothes and you learn a lot about the history of these ships. Interesting.
(See also Port de Cap d'Agde, Cathédrale Saint-Ettiene d'Agde, La Punta de Cap-d'Agde, Ecluses Ronde)
Written November 18, 2021
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Daisyh14
France217 contributions
Feb 2018 • Friends
We liked the light and airy ground floor of the museum and thought the exhibits were well displayed. It's fascinating to see what has been found nearby in the Mediterranean.

The staff couldn't have been more helpful. They explained that they were reducing the price because two of the rooms are being redone and made sure that we didn't miss the rest of the exhibits on the first floor. The reception area is a bit confusing when you come out of the ground floor part of the museum.

Great visit and not expensive.
Written April 29, 2018
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Danielle R
Toronto, Canada3 contributions
Aug 2015 • Couples
If you find yourself in Cap D'Agde, this museum is definitely worth a look. It's small, so we got through it quickly (in about an hour).
Written March 13, 2016
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Loughers L
Belfast, UK31 contributions
Jul 2015
Pleasant afternoon in a smart little museum.

Some good artifacts - more an hour's visit than anything though.
Written September 30, 2015
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Eric T
Vancouver, Canada7 contributions
Jun 2015 • Couples
Fantastic exhibit, beautifully laid-out. The amphorae are amazing; mosaic stunning, and that is before you see the famous statue. Great history. Price - a bargain. Audio guide is well worth it (only 2 Euro!). This place deserves a visit and support.
Written June 12, 2015
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Celia O
Austin, TX148 contributions
Aug 2014 • Couples
Agde is a shortened form of the Greek Agathe Tyche, meaning good fortune, so named several thousand years ago. Most finds are accidental, Agde is no exception as the Greek artifacts were fished out of the river where they were thrown to avoid capture. What is not accidental is the charming museum housing the artifacts. Clever lighting and visitor-friendly exhibits dominate the visit. We had a bit of a challenge finding it, but it is well worth the effort.
Written February 1, 2015
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Saamsomapa
Balgowlah, Australia70 contributions
May 2013
A really interesting museum about local archeological finds from the sea. Towards the end of the exhibition there are some amazing Bronze statues- one of Alexander the Great and one of Cleopatra's child which is gorgeous. Some amazing artifacts and an excellent (although a little verbose) audio commentary. Small entrance fee well worth it.
Written May 23, 2013
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Musee Ephebe is open:
  • Mon - Fri 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Mon - Fri 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Sat - Sun 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Sat - Sun 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM


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