Opened in 1983, it is the first town history museum in all of France, displaying major artifacts discovered when the site was excavated in 1967 to make way for the “Centre Bourse” shopping mall. Its 4000 exhibits provide insight into life within the city over the centuries, from its founding by the Greeks in 600 BC up to the 18th century. According to many scholars, the museum’s most famous exhibit is the 2nd century ship’s hull. This is considered to be the best preserved vessel from this time period in the world.
For us, one of the more unique features here is the on-going archeological dig in the gardens just outside the museum’s main entrance. What fantastic ruins!