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Lapidaire Museum (Musee Lapidaire)

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Address: Narbonne, France
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Exciting for History-Freaks

The museum displays a massive number of Roman tombstones and a few medieval sarcophagi. The layout of the materials exhibited is rather unusual and not at all as one would expect... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 26 July 2016
samsam2424
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Canton of Bern, Switzerland
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Newton-Le-Willows, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016

It was interesting to wander around the old church and look at all of the recovered and found stones from ancient sites. The lack of information allowed the mind to fill in the gaps and imagine the story behind the stones.

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Newport, South Wales
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

There was no guide, no specially indicated pieces Basically, just a piled up load of stones I understand that there are a lot of Roman artefacts in Narbonne but they could have highlighted certain interesting pieces instead you just have to aimlessly wander through columns of stones (beautifully carved stones I grant you!)

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Canton of Bern, Switzerland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

The museum displays a massive number of Roman tombstones and a few medieval sarcophagi. The layout of the materials exhibited is rather unusual and not at all as one would expect. There are info-tags. However, this helped creating a fascinating atmosphere, which was enhanced by the brilliant light effects on the stones produced by the stained glass windows of the... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2016

It might not be the most modern, well organized museum, but you get to touch and feel them and wonder what these ancient Romans were like. Unbelievable amount of headstones, coffins and history of the 1st century BC!!

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Thank lovevacations64
Rieux Minervois, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2015

A very rich collection. The second behind that of Rome. We remind that Narbone has been the capital of the Roman province which covers the South of France. Statues, tombstone, stones with relieves abd inscriptions. More of 2000 pieces at your disposal

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Thank Ginette V
Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2015

In this museum the time appears to have stopped centuries ago, it is a good example of a typical museum of the Romanticism. At the same time you can enjoy with the sight of the naked church. The collection consists of hundreds of Roman stones that were reused in the city walls during the Middle Ages.

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2015

Maybe "Worth a Visit" doesn't sound enticing, but I hesitate because it's not at all what I expected or what I've ever seen before. It's in a very ild, solid church that is absolutely empty but for these large, chiselled stones. But, I really enjoyed strolling the paths bordered by an eclectic collection of Roman monumental stones, looking for hidden... More 

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Thank Irene G
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2015

This museum is currently in temporary premises in a disused church and at present comprises only stacks of Roman headstones neatly arranged in rows. It is nonetheless fascinating. It is shortly to be relocated to new premises with 'interpretation'.

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Thank frank_kirwan
Canada
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2015

I am sure if you are really into Roman history and remains it would be fascinating, but generally not a must do. The deconsecrated gothic church it is housed in was actually more interesting to me! Look up and see how demented the arch closest to the entry is compared to the others. Engineering wasn't quite as developed back then,... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2015

An amazing collection of Roman artifacts probably aimed at the historians amongst us. It is a bit monotonous as everything is just stacked high in avenues with not a lot of explanation. The building is very interesting as well.

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