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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 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 25 September 2017

The Museum lies about 1km from the centre of Arles. There are various ways of getting there, but we walked beside the Rhone: very pleasant if the weather is good. Both this walk and the museum itself can be done by anyone in a wheelchair....More

1  Thank TarquinJohn
Reviewed 14 September 2017

The musee is well organized and what we learned from the excellent exhibits allowed us to appreciate our walking tour of Arles more.

Thank Hawkeyewriter
Reviewed 13 September 2017

The museum is outside the old town and a bit of a walk, there is a bus service as well. It is well laid out with lots of fascinating models, pottery, mosaics, statues, amphora, etc. The highlight has to be a Rhone barge that was...More

Thank Bruce S
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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.