Musée et Site Archéologiques de Nice-Cimiez, Nice

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Musée et Site Archéologiques de Nice-Cimiez is a museum which is dedicated to ancient history. Along with the museum site of Terra Amata, Musée et Site Archéologiques de Nice-Cimiez makes “le musée d'archéologie de Nice”. The museum has about twelve hundred artifacts and relics, which date back to the Roman, Gallo-Roman, Italic, and Greek cultures of France. The museum has two levels, the lower one dedicated to funeral rites and more modern customs, while the upper level has many ancient ceramics of major Mediterranean civilizations. An enriching experience the museum has much for you to learn. Put Musée et Site Archéologiques de Nice-Cimiez into our Nice trip generator and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • Am really happy that my studies, French language will come to use. Got so much more out of the visit. Very interesting and instructive visit. Glad I took with the camera. Consider myself to be a real francophile but had to reluctantly admit that I was unaware of Nice importance to the Roman Empire.
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  • This museum has some great artifacts and nice diagrams showing how the heated floors worked and the layout of what the city would have looked like. The ruins are definitely worth seeing. I didn't like...  more »
  • Having lived here some time, I never thought the Roman ruins at Cimiez were more than a few little ruins, certainly not the extensive thermal baths, coliseum, market and virtually a whole town! There'...  more »
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  • We had an excellent experience here - it's a small, local museum but the ruins are interesting, well documented (English notes are near the door as you go out to tour the site) and in our case we had a really fantastic, child friendly, experience with the temporary exhibition on the lower floor. The permanent exhibition is small, but as an an initial introduction to Roman ruins; as it was for us; well executed and relatable for our children. Not the Paris or London museum of natural history but great for what it is.
  • Excellent and well documented ruins with a museum offering a display of various every day life objects, tomb stones and life style information from Cemelenum. A must see!
  • Nice Museum and also the park near it
  • If you're English, it's all in French with no English guides. It's very small, and not too interesting. However i out back, there's the old ruins and this rescues the visit.
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