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Musee de l'Ancien Eveche

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Address: 2 rue Tres Cloitres, 38000, Grenoble, France
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+33 4 76 03 15 25
13:00 - 18:00
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Mon - Tue 09:00 - 18:00
Wed 13:00 - 18:00
Thu - Fri 09:00 - 18:00
Sat - Sun 11:00 - 18:00

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Just enjoyed the special exhibition on 'comic strips and mountain' at the museum - was well designed, most pleasant to learn about major authors of 'bande dessinée' inspiration in... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
j-chris S
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Just enjoyed the special exhibition on 'comic strips and mountain' at the museum - was well designed, most pleasant to learn about major authors of 'bande dessinée' inspiration in mountains (from aLpes to Himalaya) Otherwise the museum is a gem of resource on local history (+ free and well located in pedestrian centre w. easy car parking too)

Thank j-chris S
Chester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 July 2016

This museum in an impressive former palace contains some interesting exhibits related to the history and prehistory of the Grenoble region. The displays are not especially extensive so a visit need not take too long if you just want to get a feel for the collection especially as it is all in French and some of the (temporary?) sections are... More 

1 Thank David F
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Reviewed 28 August 2015 via mobile

Positive: Free entrance Super detailed audio guide Great exhibition pieces displayed nicely Origins of the Roman city wall Prehistoric remainings Great paintings in the modern section Overview of the development of the city and the region

1 Thank VroniAufReisen
Urbana, Illinois
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31 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 July 2015

This is a Museum built on an old church! A nice 30 minute walk through. It's free! You're allowed to take photos.

1 Thank IndyGupta
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 July 2015

well located and pleasant museum - gives an original view of Grenoble and surrounding region - nice view of ancient part of city over old roofs - free and easy parkin at the nearby museum of arts

Thank j-chris S
Grenoble, France
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Reviewed 8 July 2015

All the museums in Grenoble are free for everyone, unless special expositions. The museum is mostly for its underground Romain ruins of Cularo, ancient name of Grenoble. / It is worth of stop there when in downtown Grenoble. Especially a nice place to cool down when it is hot outside in summer in Grenoble

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Calgary, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 206 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 April 2015

It's great that it's free, but it's too bad there's absolutely no English, so tourists who don't understand French are left simply admiring the exhibits. The exhibits and the layout of the museum were nice, and I felt like my experience would have been great if they included English explanations. If you don't understand French, I would only recommend to... More 

1 Thank My2BareFeet
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 April 2015

The museum was small, but all of its displays were very beautifully presented, especially the basement area where there are walls left over even from roman times. The signs are not in English, so having a basic knowledge of French is beyond helpful. If you have an hour or so to spare, definitely try to visit this museum.

Thank Riley B
Holmestrand, Norway
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Reviewed 28 January 2015

This museum is a combination of an archeological/historical museum for Grenoble and an archeological in situ display. When a new tram system was built remnants of walls and buildings going back to Roman times were discovered and excavated. This site, including the old baptistery is available in a way similar to the "Histoire de Paris" on the square in front... More 

Thank EspenSOre
Mackay, Australia
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Reviewed 12 January 2015 via mobile

if you are looking for an interesting way to spend an hour this could be the place for you. The underground baptistery which they discovered when building a tram way is a fantastic trip back in history. Not sure how old it is but it looks Roman and is presented really beautifully, although not overly English language friendly as no... More 

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