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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.
  • Web: www.chateau-allemagne-en-provence.com/

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
  • Email: musee@ville-barcelonnette.fr
  • Web: www.barcelonnette.com/

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
  • Email: sirenes@club-internet.fr
  • 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
  • Web: www.alexandra-david-neel.org
  • 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
  • Web: www.ot-dignelesbains.fr/jardin-botanique.html

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
  • Email: musee.gassendi@laposte.net
  • Web: www.alexandra-david-neel.org

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
  • Web: www.ot-dignelesbains.fr/musee-guerre.html

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
  • Email: resgeol@calvanet.fr
  • Web: www.resgeol04.org

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
  • Web: www.moustiers.eu/?Le-musee

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
  • Web: pontis.fr/le-musee-de-la-vallee

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


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
  • Web: mairie-smdb.pagespro-orange.fr/fr/musee.htm

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

Valley Museum - Le Musée de la Vallée


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
  • Email: musee.terre.temps@sisteron.fr
  • Web: www.sisteron-tourisme.fr/museeterretempssisteron.html

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.