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Museo Preistorico dei Balzi Rossi

Via Balzi Rossi, 9 | frazione Grimaldi di Ventimiglia, 18039, Ventimiglia, Italy
+39 0184 38113
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A good "addition" to the beach holiday

We managed to reach the museum an hour before its closing, but we were reassured that there is... read more

Reviewed 27 September 2017
RedfishA1
via mobile
Interesting but not a 'must see'

The location of the museum is beautiful and if you are in the area visiting villa Hanbury or Menton... read more

Reviewed 22 September 2017
Anne-Louise P
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“pre history” (2 reviews)
“burial” (3 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Via Balzi Rossi, 9 | frazione Grimaldi di Ventimiglia, 18039, Ventimiglia, Italy
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+39 0184 38113
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Reviewed 27 September 2017 via mobile

We managed to reach the museum an hour before its closing, but we were reassured that there is enough time. True. It was interesting and amazing to learn a bit on the pre-historic events - can see good efforts in keeping this place alive. Kids...More

Thank RedfishA1
Reviewed 22 September 2017 via mobile

The location of the museum is beautiful and if you are in the area visiting villa Hanbury or Menton it is very close. The actual museum is small and if you do not read Italian it is quite difficult as there is very little information...More

Thank Anne-Louise P
Reviewed 23 February 2017

...this is a fun stop. There only one english handout, and it has the least interesting info. We walked up from the restaurant Balzi Rossi, and it made a nice post-prandial outing on a sunny and mild winters day.

Thank Kate3717
Reviewed 3 January 2017

Two museums and one outdoor site where you can see the engraving of an animal on the cliff. Information handed out in English. Useful time line and models. Skeletons with barnacle encrusted skulls are most dramatic.

Thank Flondy
Reviewed 3 December 2016

Away from the beating track, dates back to pre-historic times and gives a different perspective to the area.

2  Thank Andre161
Reviewed 13 October 2016

Nestled at the base of reddish, sheer cliffs in northern Italy and within 50 meters of the French border is this excellent small museum and outdoor field area which mainly comprises sea caves, two of which are accessible and were inhabited from about 200,000 years...More

1  Thank Roger L
Reviewed 11 April 2016 via mobile

Located in a small village near the border of France, it can easily be missed. It was actually a very small museum but quite impressive and amazing. A good education for the children but needs an English translation because all the information is in Italian....More

Thank Maeh2
Reviewed 29 December 2015

About 2 km from Menton-garavan, just after having passed the Italian border. The museum is beautifully located and just the landscape around is worth a visit. Opening hours: 8:30 - 19:30. Closed on Monday. The caves have different opening hours (you may check first). Entry...More

Thank Emanuela V
Reviewed 15 December 2015

Very interesting, but would be more so if we knew what we were looking at. Great view from the caves. It cost 4 Euro per person.

Thank Bonnie S
Reviewed 15 November 2015

The Balzi Rossi caves are located between Menton in France and Ventimiglia in Italy. When we arrived at the museum, it turned out that you only could pay with cash, not with a bank- or credit card. Entree fee was only a few euros per...More

6  Thank Pijlmans
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