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“Interesting.”
Review of Museon Arlaten

Museon Arlaten
Ranked #58 of 74 things to do in Arles
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Owner description: Open since 1904, this museum documents the social and cultural life of the region's citizens at the turn of the 20th century.
Reviewed February 23, 2012

Not my special period, but very interesting to see.
Everyday objects from 19th century Provence.

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Reviewed November 26, 2008

This museum concentrates on the folk traditions of Arles and the surrounding area. Built around a courtyard which contains some remains of the Roman forum, it has tableaux of Arlesian life and exhibits of folk artefacts connected with Arles and the surrounding area, pictures - mainly of ladies in the distinctive local costume, maps etc.

The museum staff also wear the local dress and head-dress - a nice touch.

At present, part of the museum is closed for refurbishment, but the rest is still well worth a visit. As a bonus, when I was there a special exhibition was on in a temporary gallery, on costumes not only from Arles but from other parts of France, especially Brittany. The distinctive head-dresses, and the detail of the lace, was exquisite. Well worth a visit!

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Reviewed September 24, 2008

This unassuming museum gives you a fascinating insight into provencale life in the early 1900s. It is an ethnographic collection gathered by Nobel Laureate Frederic Mistral who spent his Nobel money collecting anything he thought would be of interest in documenting the daily lives of people at the time. The museum is easy to miss, indeed we almost walked right past it, but luckily it caught our eye and, enticed by the extremely cheap entrance fee of only one euro (yes, you read that correctly), we decided we didn't have anything to lose.The idiosyncratic collection of clothing, tools, equipment, furniture, paintings, amulets and nativity scenes turned out to be fun to explore as well as thought provoking and was one of the most interesting things we saw in Arles. Well worth a visit if you have an hour or two to spare.

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Reviewed August 8, 2016
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Reviewed June 17, 2016
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