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Musee de Prehistoire Regionale

Rue Loredan-Larchey, Menton, France
+33 4 93 35 84 64
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A nice venue for the anthropologist in all of us . . .

Interesting story and displays of the earliest inhabitants of the Cote d'Azur. We made a quick... read more

Reviewed 17 September 2013
Suwanee, Georgia, United States
Did my ancestors live here?

There are 2 museums. With difficulty we were given a card which gave us some information in... read more

Reviewed 12 May 2013
Winchester, United Kingdom
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“A well organised museum with interesting exhibits.”
23 Jul 2017
“A Surprise”
Rue Loredan-Larchey, Menton, France
+33 4 93 35 84 64
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Reviewed 17 September 2013

Interesting story and displays of the earliest inhabitants of the Cote d'Azur. We made a quick tour of the museum and, unfortunately, all displays in French and we did not have English translation available to us. Not sure if available, would have really helped!

Thank Dawgz5
Reviewed 12 May 2013

There are 2 museums. With difficulty we were given a card which gave us some information in English. Although only yards from the border of Menton, or more accurately Garavan, the staff on duty only spoke Italian.It was not possible to visit the caves themselves...More

1  Thank Katharine186300
Reviewed 17 April 2013

This gives a good picture of the ancient history of this area and early man. Unfortunately there was no English translation so it wasn't easy to learn alone could.

1  Thank Jjjjam
Reviewed 10 March 2013

... but put into context for the non-specialist. Small museum with good displays and helped me to understand better (I'm 53!) just how long the prehistoric stage of our civilisation was! The staff were very helpful, relaxed and friendly. And it's free!

1  Thank AngelaG_11
Reviewed 25 January 2013

Surprisingly, the visit is free of charge, and gives an opportunity ti review the origin of humanity, in relation to discories in region and elsewhere

1  Thank Claude M
Reviewed 11 December 2012

Yep, 2,000,000 years in fact. It is beautifully curated and presented series of tableaux that show that hommids have been hanging out in the Riviera since Australlopithecus sought refuge from rampaging elephants and rhinos. Well worth a visit.

1  Thank Ted49
Reviewed 19 April 2012

This small, but well planned museum is located at the top of a gently climbing park, just north east of the Mairie/Town Hall. The #2 bus (Suillet) has a nearby stop. We could not find handicap access, but by taking our time the entry stairs...More

Thank ZannVermont
Reviewed 27 February 2012

They have taken many of the best carvings there.They would be better in situ. Get a map, go for a walk

Thank westrj200
Reviewed 30 January 2012

Small but well explained permanent exhibition on the local prehistorical settlements. Underground a temporary exhibition in new, brithly lit rooms. Located in a very nice building. Friendly ladies to greet you and free of charge.

Thank 6voyageurs
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