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Musee Departemental Arles Antique

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Address: av de la 1ere DIV Fr Libre | Presqu'île du Cirque Romain, 13200, Arles, France
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+33 4 13 31 51 03
10:00 - 18:00
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Small-Group Arles, Camargue and Aigues-Mortes Day Trip from Avignon
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There you can see the history. Arles is a mini Rome . They have pieces from lots of centuries before, that thy found in the Rhone river. I loved it Vale a pena visitar. Tem as... read more

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

There you can see the history. Arles is a mini Rome . They have pieces from lots of centuries before, that thy found in the Rhone river. I loved it Vale a pena visitar. Tem as marcas do Imperador Cesar por lá!!!

Thank contato445
Coquitlam, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The river boat was found sunken in the mud of the river with in a couple of kilometers of the museum. Not a huge museum but worth an hour or two. Also many models of the city throughout the ages.

Thank Jim C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

A superb museum focussing on the early history of Arles, particularly the Roman period. There are some stunning exhibits displayed in spacious areas, particularly the Roman boat discovered in the river Rhone. The subsequent excavation and preservation of the boat is documented in a short film,which runs continuously with English subtitles. It is a pity that there are few English... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

We really enjoyed this museum; interesting artifacts from the history of the area. There is a Roman boat on display that had been under the river, and many other interesting exhibits.

Thank SB1114
Budapest, Hungary
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

This antiquity museum opened a few years ago transports visitors back in time with the help of antique artifacts excavated in the region of Arles. From prehistoric times to the Golden age of the Roman occupation. You will find several astonishing exhibits; the highlight consisting of a restored Roman barge found in the Rhône. Entrance fees are very reasonable it... More 

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Chestertown, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

Very well executed museum showing life in Roman Gaul. The various models are excellently crafted, showing flour mills, the arena and its construction, daily life, and more. I had never seen Roman lead water pipes before...how modern they looked! A rather large cargo barge recovered from the Rhone is on display, along with typical cargoes of tin, copper, stones, amphoras,... More 

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Deptford, New Jersey, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

This one floor Museum of Ancient Arles provides a modern presentation for its collection, with artifacts organized into several periods including Arles before the Roman conquest; the Roman era, reviewed from several perspectives; and Arles in the Christian World. The highlight of the museum, however, is the Greco-Roman barge and associated amphora and other artifacts discovered in the Rhone river... More 

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Salt Lake City
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016

This was a great museum. We walked to and from the city centre. There is also a free bus that stops at the entrance. The majority of the descriptions were in French and very little was in English. One of my favorite aspect of the museum was all the dioramas. You can actually see what the Ampitheatre and Theatre Antique... More 

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

The museum is great and the found and restored Roman boat is breathtaking! Overall the museum is wonderful and organized fairly well. It could be a little larger, but that's a compliment to the interest of the items contained within. The outside garden area, which is free, is a joy. Many children were playing and having fun as there are... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

This is a great display of artifacts particularly from the roman period. The large commercial ship lifted from mud of the rhone river is spectacular; not too much english but enough to make it worth a visit.

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