Arles and Provence Antiques Museum

Arles, France

The Musée départemental Arles antique is an archeological museum housed in a modern building designed and built in 1995 by the architect Henri Ciriani. The museum houses a large collection of antiquities, including monumental Roman sculptures from the local region. Among the exhibits is a model of the multiple overshot water mills which existed at Barbegal, and have been referred to as 'the greatest known concentration of mechanical power in the ancient world'. The Arles Rhône 3, an ancient Roman boat discovered in 2011, is on display since 2013.



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Founded: 1995
Category: Museums in France


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Lee R (2 months ago)
Great museum of Roman art and antiquities in Arles. The big barge and the almost perfectly preserved mosaics are unique objects, that you will only find here.
Nicholas Fischer (3 months ago)
A great story of Ancient Arles. If you look closely at the excellent dioramas, you will find some great laughs that take you through time.
Curt Stolp (3 months ago)
We went on a night where entrance was free. But what is contained is worth paying for. Remnants of antiquity... A history over 2000 years old telling it's story. The ancient people were much more amazing than we see in movies and hear in stories.
J (3 months ago)
Interesting and modern museum. Nice complement to visiting all Arles sights. Friendly staff with an extra star to the helpful guard that supported us with securing our bikes.
Grahame Quickley (11 months ago)
Ots very nice if you are interested in history or know something about the roman empire. If not it's time to pick up a book you uneducated coxcomb
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