Arles is an amazing site of Roman life in Gaul. This is one the outstanding ones. Still used as an active theater
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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
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
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
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.
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.
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
The exhibits are very current and provide a great intro to the city. Glad we walked the riverfront and found this museum
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