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Musée de Terra Amata

Nice | Archéologie
Free Admission
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Human paleontology museum Terra Amata is a municipal museum in Nice, located on the western slopes of Mount Boron, at number 25 Boulevard Carnot. It is devoted to the prehistoric site of Terra Amata.

In 1958, the fossil beach Terra Amata is indicated by geologists. When carrying out the construction of a building, the site is the subject of preventive excavations in 1966 under the direction of Henry de Lumley. Allowed for a few days, excavations last six months to be completed July 5, 1966.
In 1971, the city of Nice decided to create a museum on the same site location. Its foundation stone was laid on January 11 of the same year. September 17, 1976, opens its doors on the ground floor of the residential building constructed after excavation. The interior is a large hall equipped with a cast of 60 m² of floor of the pebbled beach of Terra Amata. On top, the mezzanine has furniture excavations, bones, tools and models of prehistoric huts.

10:00 - 18:00

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Contact details

  • Name: Musée de Terra Amata
  • Address: 25 boulevard Carnot - 06300 - Nice - France
  • Phone: (33) 04 93 55 59 93


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Getting there

  • By bus : lignes n° 1, 2, 7, 9, 10, 14, 20, 30, 32 (Port)

Francesco Polacchini