Museum And Archaeological Site Cimiez

Currently Open [Closes at 06:00 pm]
  • Address: 160 Avenue des Arènes de Cimiez, 06000 Nice, France
  • Timings: 10:00 am - 06:00 pm Details
  • Phone: 33-493815957
  • Ticket Price: 15 EUR
  • Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Museums, Family And Kids, Archaeological Site

The Musee et Site Archeologiques de Cimiez is a museum devoted to ancient history at Nice. With the museum site of Terra Amata, it is the most famous archaeological museum in Nice. The most featured objects and mementoes are the milestones of the time of Augustus and Hadrien that lined the Via Julia Augusta, the mask of Silenus and pieces of furniture in wood and bronze, which had been secured from the wreck of the ancient ship Fourmigue.

A section also houses the monumental statue of Antonia Minor from the first century, which was discovered in the Baths frigidarium North in 1957. The currencies of Cornelia Salonina and base statue which is dedicated to the Empress, are also housed in the Museum. A highly preserved section situated within the premises also houses the sarcophagi carved stones which were discovered near the monastery and the Saint Bartholomew. Numerous tombstones are found near the site along with other stelae found in the center of the city of Nice. The museum also features models of the thermal baths, and the Cemenelum- which shows the evolution of the site over the centuries. 

  • Pictures of some excavations carried out by Cimiez are also highlighted. The outdoor museum tour reveals the ruins of the Roman baths at Cimiez, and the Cemenelum with its cardo and decumanus are seen along the paleo-Christian baptistery.

  • Avenue des Arènes de Cimiez


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  • Museum And Archaeological Site Cimiez Address: 160 Avenue des Arènes de Cimiez, 06000 Nice, France
  • Museum And Archaeological Site Cimiez Contact Number: 33-493815957
  • Museum And Archaeological Site Cimiez Timing: 10:00 am - 06:00 pm
  • Museum And Archaeological Site Cimiez Price: 15 EUR
  • Best time to visit Museum And Archaeological Site Cimiez(preferred time): 10:00 am - 05:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Museum And Archaeological Site Cimiez: 02:00 Hrs
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  • 25.17% of people who visit Nice include Museum And Archaeological Site Cimiez in their plan

  • 56.73% of people start their Museum And Archaeological Site Cimiez visit around 10 AM - 11 AM

  • People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Museum And Archaeological Site Cimiez

Monday, Friday and Saturday

91.67% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Museum And Archaeological Site Cimiez

People normally club together Promenade Des Anglais and Musee Matisse while planning their visit to Museum And Archaeological Site Cimiez.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures
  • Not a whole lot to see, but pretty interesting. Be sure to pick up a printed guide (available in several languages) as you exit the museum to see the ruins. Very informative and key to enjoying the ruins.

  • Would have been much better with english description for tourist to learn about the story behind the ruins

  • The staff was not very helpful. I arrived looking for the Matisse museum which was closed for the next two weeks. It was a torrential downpour outside and all I wanted to do was wait inside for my ride to pick me up. But standing and waiting inside was a security I just ended up paying 10€ just to sit down. I thought maybe it could be nice to look at some things while i waited but the museum was so disappointing. No signs in English, And only one small floor with artifacts.

  • Long wait to get in, as it is the same line for visitors purchasing ticket or those having already purchased one at the Matisse museum. One staff member working to validate tickets while the other is watching the line getting bigger. Staff member missed opportunity to show visitors they are welcome, and get up from chair, grab the barcode scanner and invite those with already purchased tickets to get theirs validated.

  • Nice... But there are no English descriptions!

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