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Musee Departemental Arles Antique

av de la 1ere DIV Fr Libre | Presqu'île du Cirque Romain, 13200, Arles, France
+33 4 13 31 51 03
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av de la 1ere DIV Fr Libre | Presqu'île du Cirque Romain, 13200, Arles, France
+33 4 13 31 51 03
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Arles is an amazing site of Roman life in Gaul. This is one the outstanding ones. Still used as an active theater

Thank Dave W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

With a wide range of old vases, Jewelry and tools, the museum gives an interesting view into the old antique of Arles. My personal favorite is the big boat + video

Thank claratwinding
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Musee is not big but it has some fascinating exhibits of ancient Roman history. The crown jewel is a well preserved barge recovered from Rhône about 10 years ago. You will also find a bust of Julius Ceaser that appears in many history books....More

Thank ChungyanChow
Reviewed 9 November 2017

Not the largest museum we have visited whilst travelling across Europe, but certainly the most visitor friendly. To start they have racks of lightweight collapsible chairs so that you can take one with you to sit and admire the exhibits. You'll need one because you...More

Thank Coralcaybelize
Reviewed 6 November 2017

This museum, on the edge of town, presents the ancient history of Arles in a very interactive and approachable way. Good English signage. Don't miss the film (English subtitles) about the wooden boat that was raised from the Rhone and reconstructed for display in the...More

Thank Kathy S
Reviewed 31 October 2017

A small collection, but some excellent pieces. Loved the way they’ve structured the exhibits. They’re arranged not by time or material, but by what people were doing when they were using the objects: eating, working, healing, etc.

Thank perdrix2017
Reviewed 28 October 2017

If you enjoy history, this is a great way to spend a few hours. The boat itself was worth the trip and we really enjoyed the film that described its discovery and excavation.

Thank vweiss
Reviewed 19 October 2017 via mobile

Plan to spend at least three hours in this fascinating trip through around seven hundred years of Arles history, from just before the Roman conquest to the fall of Arles to the invading barbarians in the sixth century. Highlights include a nearly intact shipwrecked barge,...More

Thank moorejjbb
Reviewed 11 October 2017

The exhibits are very current and provide a great intro to the city. Glad we walked the riverfront and found this museum

Thank brianbollwage
Reviewed 26 September 2017

This is a great look at the history of the area, and if you come here before heading into Arles itself, you are given a great context to the old city. The models are fantastic and the carvings, tile work and history are impressive to...More

Thank Eric G
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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.