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Musee Departemental Arles Antique

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum is fantastic, however, it is mostly in French. The only exhibition in English is the highlight is the area dealing with the local economy under Roman Rule. The feature is a Roman barge that was buried under the Rhone riveted and surfaced in...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Martysfo
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum is very interesting if you want to learn about the romans. Many great exhibitions are set otherwise.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wish the items on display had more descriptions in English or German, as my French is basic. We were fortunate to have the museum nearly to ourselves, being it was late in November. Short walk from the old town in Arles.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank CountVernon
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I'm not a expert on how museums are curated but I can recognize a good thing when I see it. Other reviewers were spot on about the antiquities housed in this museum and the fascinating Roman boat. It would be a shame to visit Arles...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 25 October 2018 via mobile

This is an amazing museum. It contains many treasures from Roman times found in the Loire, including a bust of Julius Caesar from 50BC and a flat bottom Roman boat from the same period. I was fascinated by the 15 minute film with English subtitles...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 21 October 2018 via mobile

We spent hours here, especially with the mosaic from Hydra and the recovered boat and related artifacts. Be sure to watch the video about the recovery and restoration work; there are English subtitles so you can understand all the technical details.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Judybusy
Reviewed 7 October 2018

Before you strike out to see the many amazing sites in Arles, we recommend this museum. It gives a lot of context to the city and it's place in the Roman empire, and includes some amazing artifacts, particularly the boat hauled up from the bottom...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Genelle C
Reviewed 7 October 2018

Amazing museum with a recovered Roman boat and other incredible Roman artifacts. A great introduction to Arles.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 6 October 2018

My degree is in Classical Archaeology, so not surprisingly, I've been in a lot of Mediterranean museums that specialize in Roman and Greek antiquities. This is one of the very best - a must-see even if you are not a 'museum person'. The detailed models...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Tattnall
Reviewed 3 October 2018

This "new" museum is excellent, with several wonderful exhibits from the Roman era, including the boat and bust of Caesar. It really is a cracking museum - modern, spacious and very good value. There's even now a video in English all about the famous boat....More

Date of experience: September 2018
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30 November 2018|
Response from Craig C | Reviewed this property |
Yes absolutely! : )
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.