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Musee Departemental Arles Antique

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Reviewed 1 week ago

A very modern museum with lots of space describing Arles around the Roman times. There are many artifacts in good condition as well as numerous authentic models of the city and buildings. Particularly interesting is the large sailing barge found in the river and painstakingly...More

Thank Bluebellplasnewydd
Reviewed 1 week ago

A modern and really well laid out museum showing much of the extensive Roman artifacts that were the legacy of Arles. As well as pottery, glass, architectural andfunery stuff, and mosaics of a really good quality, there is a fantastically well preserved working barge excavated...More

Thank david a
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went to this museum on the recommendation of a friend who said it was well worth a visit. It’s a short walk along the riverside heading out of town and there is a pretty roman garden just outside. Normally there is a fee to...More

Thank taitaihk
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a definite "must see" when visiting Arles and the south of France. The museum gives a thorough history of the area with an emphasis on the Roman Empire and its influence in the area. The recently discovered (2010) and preserved Roman barge is...More

Thank James W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Modern Museum filled with antiquities - well worth a visit. On the edge of town but the free shuttle bus has it on its route. Some superb items make up the collection as the history of Arles is reviewed with artefacts from all periods covered....More

Thank Basil16
Reviewed 11 June 2018 via mobile

We enjoyed our visit here. The museum is very well done Hints: - unless the weather is very hot or rainy, I suggest walking to here. We just walked along the river using the map of Arles that our hotel provided and were here in...More

Thank twofromLA
Reviewed 30 May 2018 via mobile

We really enjoyed this museum. It is well set out and has comprehensive exhibits from the Neolithic ages through to Roman times, with most relics found in the Arles area. The restored boat which was from 50 years AC and found in the river in...More

1  Thank DebbieBest1955
Reviewed 28 May 2018

I did not expect to enjoy so much a museum of this kind. It is unbelievable that they were able to rescue from the bottom ot the river an enormeous wooden barge after having been there for over 1500 years . The museum is very...More

Thank syan0vich
Reviewed 28 May 2018

Within walking distance of the center city, this lovely , modern structure houses some of the most complete Roman remains I've seen in my travels around Europe. The ancient Roman river boat, found a few years ago in the muddy bottom of the Rhone serves...More

1  Thank jimmy_d_olson
Reviewed 28 May 2018 via mobile

Just go there. Great to see how the town was in the past with some great artefacts. Jusy across the road from the Ibis Budget and Styles hotels.

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Pauline S
26 November 2016|
Response from lbmullane | Reviewed this property |
Just service dogs are allowed.
15 April 2016|
Response from Ian S |
Yes, photography is allowed in the museum.
Andrew L
28 March 2016|
Response from Ian S |
Not at the museum, no, but the city centre isn't far away and you'll find plenty of places to eat there.