Musée d’Archéologie de Nice Cimiez

Founded by Augustus in 14 BC, Cemenelum was proclaimed the capital of Alpes Maritimae, an ancient Roman Province.

The museum displays objects and documents from the life of Cemenelum and the province of the Alpes Maritimae dating back to the Neolithic age, Antiquity and the Middle Ages.
The ruins that can be visited include the amphitheatre (arènes) and baths (3rd century AD), as well as paved streets and a Palaeo-Christian complex (5th century AD).
The museum, inaugurated in January 1989, displays collections ranging from the Bronze Age (1100 BC) to the Middle Ages: ceramics, glass, coins, jewellery, sculptures, tools...

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Included with the French Riviera Pass

Free access, including the temporary exhibition "Flos Vitae" as part of the Nice Art Biennale (from 11/06/22 to 09/10/22)

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Opening periods

From 02/05 to 31/10
Opening hours on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday between 10 am and 6 pm.
Closed on Tuesday.

From 01/11 to 30/04
Opening hours on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday between 10 am and 5 pm.
Closed on Tuesday.
Closed exceptionally on January 1st, Easter Monday and December 25th.

Accueil des animaux

  • Pets welcome : Oui

Accepted payment methods

  • Credit card payment
  • Bank checks
  • Holiday vouchers
  • Cash

Pricing

Full price: 5 € (15€ : 3-day ticket giving access to all municipal museums and galleries.)
Group adults: 4 €.

Free entry for children 10 people.

Museum Pass offered to all residents of Nice and the municipalities of the Nice Côte d'Azur metropolitan area, giving free access to all museums and municipal galleries (you must have an identity document and proof of residence less than 3 months old).

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