Musee Departemental Arles Antique, Arles

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Founded in 1995, Musee Departemental Arles Antique is a grand archaeological museum with a wide collection of antiques and other objects discovered in archaeological excavations. The museum displays some monumental Roman sculptures. You can take a themed tour of the exhibits, or attend seminars or workshops geared toward young visitors or students of archaeology. The museum hosts conferences on antiquity throughout the year. To visit Musee Departemental Arles Antique on your holiday in Arles, and find out what else Arles has to offer, use our Arles.
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  • This museum is better than the one in Marseilles. Spent about 1 hour and that was sufficient. The 2000 plus year old boat was the highlight.  more »
  • Superb museum, mainly concentrated on the Roman period in Arles. Lots of well displayed artifacts. There is a roman boat over 30m long found in mud in the Rhone, which is incredible. It is worth...  more »
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  • Nice simple museum which was not crowded so can take your time to visit. Good way to get a historical overview of this specific city and region.
  • An absolutely superb museum, we were fascinated by the range and type of exhibits, which are well laid out and with clear information. The Roman boat, recovered from the mud of the river Rhone nearby was a particular favourite. There are also well-reconstructed mosaics and a huge number of sarcophagi The building is modern and spacious, so even though we were on a day when entry was free we did not feel crowded. Highly recommended to anyone who is even remotely interested in the times around the Roman period in Provence.

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