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Musee Departemental des Merveilles

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We drove from Nice to Torino and decided to take a scenic route through part of the Mercantour... read more

Reviewed 24 September 2017
Weston, Massachusetts
Excellent museum, educational, modern display

We visited the museum because it had excellent reviews. We were not disappointed. The entire family... read more

Reviewed 7 August 2017
Paris, France
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Avenue du 16 septembre 1947, 06430 Tende, France
+33 4 93 04 32 50
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Reviewed 24 September 2017

We drove from Nice to Torino and decided to take a scenic route through part of the Mercantour Park. The museum is in a quaint little town. The exhibits show the history of the region. Most of the information about each exhibit is written in...More

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Reviewed 7 August 2017

We visited the museum because it had excellent reviews. We were not disappointed. The entire family learned a lot in a very pleasant way as everything was displayed in a modern way. The little museum covers a lot and we were blessed with the extraordinary...More

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Reviewed 19 July 2017

The explanation of the history and meaning of some of the primitive rock art was very useful. Having visited the Vallee des Merveilles some years ago, I had not really much idea of the background of this impressive art that has withstood the thousands of...More

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Reviewed 7 July 2017

I visited after having been hiking in the Vallee des Merveiles for a couple of days and after having seen some of the petroglyphs in their natural settings. The museum helped bring it together for me- the geological and cultural history of the valley and...More

1  Thank Larry917
Reviewed 23 April 2017 via mobile

The newly revamped museum of the Merveilles describes extremely well about the 40k+ engravings up around the Mt Bego. Ideal if you cannot claim up the montagne

Thank freelife3
Reviewed 19 March 2017

Well presented. The permanent collection has themes associated with natural history, archaeology and proto-historic engravings. A must see and its free. And pictures allowed.Also has various temporary exhibitions. And a boutique with very reasonable offerings books, jewellery, pens etc.

Thank Debra E
Reviewed 17 November 2016

We visited this museum on a day trip to Tende. Unfortuntely we only gave ourselves about half an hour to visit before the train left. Big mistake! In fact, this recently built museum is fascinating and the exhibits are extremely well-presented, interactive and pedagogical. Whatsmore,...More

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Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

Remarkable exhibition of early rock art from this area. Brought to life by interactive exhibits. The building itself is a work of art and there is s friendly and relaxed atmosphere.

Thank Lina F
Reviewed 8 October 2016

To be honest , we are not really museum people, but we went to Tende on the train, so decided to pop into the museum. We were given a very warm welcome and a brief introduction to the layout and off we wandered. I can...More

Thank UkAnnie
Reviewed 1 October 2016

Having taken the train des Merveilles from Nice the first place we visited on our arrival in Tende was this small museum, containing much about the history of the area. Entrance is free and it is a good introduction to the locality

Thank ColinBern
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