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Musee de l'Ancien Eveche

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Address: 2 rue Tres Cloitres, 38000, Grenoble, France
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+33 4 76 03 15 25
09:00 - 18:00
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Mon - Tue 09:00 - 18:00
Wed 13:00 - 18:00
Thu - Fri 09:00 - 18:00
Sat - Sun 11:00 - 18:00

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Varied exhibits, free entry

This museum in an impressive former palace contains some interesting exhibits related to the history and prehistory of the Grenoble region. The displays are not especially... read more

Reviewed 27 July 2016
David F
Chester, United Kingdom
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Chester, United Kingdom
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132 reviews
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Reviewed 27 July 2016

This museum in an impressive former palace contains some interesting exhibits related to the history and prehistory of the Grenoble region. The displays are not especially extensive so a visit need not take too long if you just want to get a feel for the collection especially as it is all in French and some of the (temporary?) sections are... More 

1 Thank David F
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Reviewed 28 August 2015 via mobile

Positive: Free entrance Super detailed audio guide Great exhibition pieces displayed nicely Origins of the Roman city wall Prehistoric remainings Great paintings in the modern section Overview of the development of the city and the region

1 Thank VroniAufReisen
Urbana, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 July 2015

This is a Museum built on an old church! A nice 30 minute walk through. It's free! You're allowed to take photos.

1 Thank IndyGupta
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 July 2015

well located and pleasant museum - gives an original view of Grenoble and surrounding region - nice view of ancient part of city over old roofs - free and easy parkin at the nearby museum of arts

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Grenoble, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 July 2015

All the museums in Grenoble are free for everyone, unless special expositions. The museum is mostly for its underground Romain ruins of Cularo, ancient name of Grenoble. / It is worth of stop there when in downtown Grenoble. Especially a nice place to cool down when it is hot outside in summer in Grenoble

Thank Siraya-TW38FR
Calgary, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 205 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 April 2015

It's great that it's free, but it's too bad there's absolutely no English, so tourists who don't understand French are left simply admiring the exhibits. The exhibits and the layout of the museum were nice, and I felt like my experience would have been great if they included English explanations. If you don't understand French, I would only recommend to... More 

1 Thank My2BareFeet
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 April 2015

The museum was small, but all of its displays were very beautifully presented, especially the basement area where there are walls left over even from roman times. The signs are not in English, so having a basic knowledge of French is beyond helpful. If you have an hour or so to spare, definitely try to visit this museum.

Thank Riley B
Holmestrand, Norway
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Reviewed 28 January 2015

This museum is a combination of an archeological/historical museum for Grenoble and an archeological in situ display. When a new tram system was built remnants of walls and buildings going back to Roman times were discovered and excavated. This site, including the old baptistery is available in a way similar to the "Histoire de Paris" on the square in front... More 

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Mackay, Australia
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Reviewed 12 January 2015 via mobile

if you are looking for an interesting way to spend an hour this could be the place for you. The underground baptistery which they discovered when building a tram way is a fantastic trip back in history. Not sure how old it is but it looks Roman and is presented really beautifully, although not overly English language friendly as no... More 

Thank 415GerardC
Grenoble, France
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Reviewed 4 December 2014

Take a trip back to the 3rd and 4th centuries by just going down a few steps to the basement of the museum, to see amazingly well preserved fortified walls from Cularo (name of Grenoble at the time). These walls used to be 1.5 mile long (2km), and almost 30ft high (9 meters), and 11ft deep (4.5m)! The baptistery, which... More 

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