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Alpes-de-Haute-Provence Museums

Amusements and things to do in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence department in the South of France.

Allemagne-en-Provence  -  Alpes-de-Haute-Provence (04500)

Allemagne-en-Provence Chateau - Château d'Allemagne-en-Provence

Guided visits of the chateau, inside, outside and the park; about 1 hour.

Open: July to mid-Sept; 16h, 17h, daily except Monday.
Easter to end June and mid-Sept to beginning Nov: 16h, 17h; Sat, Sun, holidays.

Entry: 7 €; 12-18 years 3 €; under 12 free.


Barcelonnette  -  Alpes-de-Haute-Provence (04400)

Musée de la Vallée

A museum of history, archeology and art, as well as local and world culture. Installed in 1988 in a one of the 19th-century Mexican style villas that Barcelonnette is famous for.

Location: Villa la Sapinière; 10, avenue de la Libération

Open: Wed, Thur, Sat; School holidays: daily

Tel: 0492 812 715



Castellane  -  Alpes-de-Haute-Provence (04120)

Maison des Sirènes et Siréniens

Location: Place Marcel-Sauvaire

Open: 9-12h, 14-18h
May-Sept: 7 days; Oct-Apr: closed weekends and holidays

Tel: 0492 831 923; Fax: 0492 83 19 27


The House of Mermaids and Sirenians, and the Valley of Fossil sirens is about the myth of mermaids, with many "supporting" fossils.

Digne-les-Bains  -  Alpes-de-Haute-Provence (04000)

Alexandra David-Neel Museum - Musée Alexandra David-Neel

Location: 27 Ave Maréchal Juin (RN 85)

Open: All year. Guided visits at 10h, 14h, 15h30.

Entry: Free

Tel: 0492 313 238


The museum is in the house where A. David-Neel lived; includes a book/gift shop.

Musée d'Art Religieux

Location: Chapelle des Pénitents, Place des Récollets

Tel: 0492 313 461

Cordeliers Botanique Garden - Jardin Botanique des Cordeliers

A garden in "squares" typical of the middle ages, with over 350 aromatic and medicinal plants.

Location: Place des Cordeliers Avenue Paul Martin

Open: 15 Mar - 15 Nov: Mon-Fri, 9h-12h, 14h-18h July-Aug: Mon-Fri, 9h-12, 15h-19h

Closed: Weekends and holidays

Entry: Free

Tel: 0492 315 959


Gassendi Museum - Musée Gassendi

Located in 19th-centry hospice, this is the old Musée Municipal. It presents archeology, natural and regional history, scientific objects and paintings.

Location: 64 Bvd Gassendi

Open: April-Sept 11h-19h; Oct-Mar 13h30-17h30

Closed: Tuesdays

Entry: 4 € - Accepts the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence museum reduction card.

Tel: 0492 314 529



Musée de la Guerre 1939-1945

Location: Place Paradis

Tel: 0492 312 95

Musée Municipal

Prehistoric and Gallo-Roman archeology; paleonthology, entomology

Open: July-Aug: daily; Sept-June: Tue-Sun

Tel: 0492 314 529; Fax: 0492 32 38 64

WW II Museum - Musée de la Seconde Guerre mondiale

Presents the world war from Sept 1939 to Aug 1945, particularly as it affected the department of the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence. Installed in an old bomb shelter carved into the mountain.
Accessible to people of reduced mobility. Animals admitted. Free parking.

Location: Place Paradis

Open: Jully, Aug: Mon-Fri, 14h-17h (rest of the year by reservation)

Closed: Holidays

Entry: Free

Tel: 0492 312 895


Géoparc de Haute-Provence

Stroll in a geological reserve of fossils, in a park full of waterfalls and streams. Aquariums of tropical and Mediterranean fish alongside their ancient fossils. Also a Butterfly Garden.

Open: Apr-June, Sept-Oct: 7/7; 9h-12h, 14h-17h30 (-16h30 fridays)
July-Aug Weekdays: 9h-13h, 14h-19h
July-Aug Sat-Sun: 10h-12h30, 14h-18h30
Ticket office Weekdays: 9h-12h, 13h30-17h
Ticket office Sat-Sun: 9h30-12h30, 13h30-17h30

Entry: Museum, promenade: 4.60 euros; 2.75 euros kids
Butterfly tour: 7.00 euros; 4.00 euros kids

Tel: 0492 367 070



Moustiers-Sainte-Marie  -  Alpes-de-Haute-Provence (04360)

Faïence Museum - Faïence de Moustiers Le Musée de La Faïence de Moustiers

This museum takes 5 rooms in an old building in the village, and displays over 400 pieces of Faïence dating back to the 18th century.

Open: Apr-Oct: 10h-12h30, 14h-18h, daily except Tue. July-Aug: 10h-12h30, 14h-19h, 7 days; Tue entry free Nov-Dec, Feb-Mar: 14h-17, weekends and holidays except Tue.

Closed: Autumn 2013 closed for renovation; open again Spring 2014

Tel: 0492 746 164


Pontis  -  Alpes-de-Haute-Provence (04160)

25 km east of Gap; 5 km southwest of Savines-le-Lac.

Valley Museum - Le Musée de la Vallée

This museum in the center of the little village of Pontis presents schools and public learning in the mountains. It displays a replica all-ages schoolroom from an adjacent hamlet that closed in 1966.

Open: School vacation days Apr-Sept (check the website for details)

Closed: Oct - Mar

Entry: Free


Quinson  -  Alpes-de-Haute-Provence (04500)

Verdon Museum of Prehistory

Open: 28 July - 14 June: 6 days, closed Tue; 10h-18h
15 June - 16 Sept: 7 days; 10h-20h
16 Sept - 15 Dec: 6 days, closed Tue; 10h-18h
16 Dec - 31 Jan: annual closure

Entry: About 7 €; children 6-18, about 4 €.

Tel: 0492 740 959; Fax: 0492 740 959

Reillanne  -  Alpes-de-Haute-Provence (04110)

Amis des Arts Museum - Musée Les Amis des Arts

Location: Bd Long Barri

Open: July-Aug

Tel: 0490 764 625


Riez  -  Alpes-de-Haute-Provence (04500)

Baptistery, Lapidary Museum - Musée Laidaire

Stone working - Gallo-Roman examples. This small archeological museum and lapidaire museum are located in the baptistery.

Open: Apr-Oct; Nov-Mar by rendezvous

Tel: 0492 778 280; Fax: 0492 77 79 67

(phone number is for the Office de Tourisme)

Bee-Keeping Museum - Musée de l'Abeille

About bee-keeping and honey.

Open: All year

Tel: 0492 778 415; Fax: 0492 77 82 73

Nature en Provence Museum - Musée Nature en Provence

Open: Oct-Dec

Tel: 0492 778 280; Fax: 0492 77 79 67

(phone number is for the Office de Tourisme)

Saint Martin-de-Brômes  -  Alpes-de-Haute-Provence (04800)

Gallo-Roman Museum - Le Musée Gallo-Romain

Relics and information about Roman habitation in the area. Inclucudes one of the two stone burial tombs discovered in the village, and a Roman borne milliaire (milestone) discovered here in 1896.

Location: At the base of the clock tower in the village

Open: May - mid-Sept: daily except Mon and holidays, 15h-19h. Off season: by rendez-vous at the Mairie: 04 92 78 02 02

Entry: 1.50 euro


Saint Paul-sur-Ubaye  -  Alpes-de-Haute-Provence (04530)

Valley Museum - Le Musée de la Vallée

A museum of the ancient rural trades, including farming, transport and the old traditional trades that have disappeared

Entry: 2 €; under 11 free


Sisteron  -  Alpes-de-Haute-Provence (04200)

Baden-Powell Scout Museum

This museum presents the Scouting movement since its creation in 1907 by Mr. Baden-Powel. There are three rooms with uniforms, flags, medals, artifacts and suvenir photos.

Location: 6 rue de la Mission, behind the cathedral

Open: 1 June - 15 July; 15-30 Aug: Tue and Fri from 2h30 - 19h30
15 July - 15 Aug: Tue - Sat, 10h30-12h30, 14h30 - 17h30; Sun 10h30-12h30

Tel: 0492 610 316, or 0689 898 685

Email: museeduscoutisme.sisteron@orange

Earth & Time Museum - Musée Terre & Temps

The Earth and Time museum is dedicated to measuring the time of men and the time of the earth. Located in an ancient Convent chapel.
Earth & Time Trail - (Circuit Terre et Temps)
Related to the musem is a walking tour that goes through the old town and circles the Citadel, visiting points that relate to different types of time: Religious time: Cathedral; Civil time: town clock; Military time: Citadel ; Cyclic time: the dendrochronologie; Relative time: Rocher de la Baume.
Distance 13 km, time 1 hour

Location: 6 Place Général-de-Gaulle - behind the cathedral.

Open: Apr-Oct: Tue-Sat, 9h-12h, 13h30-17h30
July-Aug: Tue-Sat, 9h-12h, 13h30-17h30; Mon 13h30-17h30

Closed: Sun

Tel: 0492 616 130



Sisteron  -  Alpes-de-Haute-Provence (04200)

Sisteron Citadel

Open: Apr 9h-18h, May 9h-18h30, June & Sept 9h-19h, July-Aug 9h-19h30, Oct 9h-17h30, Nov 10h-17h.

Entry: 6.50€; kids 6-14, 2.80€

Villeneuve  -  Alpes-de-Haute-Provence (04180)

Villeneuve Museum

A local museum with ancient objects, fossils, farming implements, etc. from this area.

Open: Saturday afternoons, Apr-Sept 16h-18h, Oct-Mar 15h-17.

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