Miroir, ô Miroir ... Figurative works from the Ziem Museum

Cultural Musée Ziem Exhibition Painting Photography Drawing Sculpture
Place : Musée Ziem
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  • Joseph Boze (Martigues, 1745 - Paris, 1826)-Portrait de jeune-fille, 1795-Huile sur toile 99 x 78 cm
sans-titre-1-484969Joseph Boze (Martigues, 1745 - Paris, 1826)-Portrait de jeune-fille, 1795-Huile sur toile 99 x 78 cm


The Ziem Museum is best known for its collection of landscape works. What is less well known is that it also holds a number of painted, drawn, photographed and sculpted portraits.
The museum is located in the centre of Ferrières. Admission is free.
From identified characters to unknowns, from allegories to mythological scenes, such as Prometheus by Valère Bernard, this presentation will showcase the richness and diversity of these collections, unknown to the public.

Visits :
- Free guided tours at 4pm on Sundays 19 February, 19 March and 30 April.
- Free guided tours, by reservation, for schools and groups of at least 5 people.
- Bilingual visit LSF/French: Saturday 4 March from 3pm.
The exhibition will be commented simultaneously in spoken French and in LSF.
- New: The Museum's 1pm, short thematic guided tours (from 1pm to 1.30pm).
In volume: Rodin by Camille Claudel, 28 February.
The bourgeois portrait by Istres Contencin, 21 March.
Prométhée by Valère Bernard, 11 April.
A family portrait: The Visit to the Grandfather by Fernande de Mertens, 2 May.

In the family.
- Family tour: "Come and play in the museum".
Come and discover the works of art in a different way during this fun afternoon.
From 3 to 4.30 pm, Sunday 2 April, Wednesday 12 April and Wednesday 26 April.
- European Museum Night: Saturday 13 May.
Who has never dreamed of visiting museums in the magic of the night? Come and share convivial and artistic moments without forgetting the animations specially dedicated to young people.
- New! "Investigation at the Ziem Museum": Saturday 13 May.
Escape game in partnership with the digital public spaces.

Conferences around the exhibition, in the conference room of the Hôtel de Ville, at 6pm.
- Thursday 16 March: "Marie Bashkirtseff, a broken destiny" by Jeanne Pillon, in charge of exhibitions, documentation and archives at the Nice Fine Arts Museum.
- Thursday 13 April: "Auguste Rodin and Camille Claudel, face to face" by Véronique Mattiussi, scientific manager of the historical collection of the Rodin Museum in Paris.
- Thursday 11 May: "Les Yeux clos d'Odilon Redon, une icône du symbolisme" (The Closed Eyes of Odilon Redon, an icon of symbolism) by Laurent Houssais, director of the Art History research unit at the University of Bordeaux.
Opening period (s)From 15/02 to 21/05/2023, every Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday between 2 pm and 6 pm.
Practical information
  • Environments :
    • In centre of town
    • Close to a public transportation
    • Beach within 300 m
Facilities, services, amenities
  • Sitra promotion typology :
    • Bad weather alternative
    • Indoor
  • Accessible tourism :
    • Reception staff sensitized to the reception of people with disabilities


Free of charge.


Boulevard du 14 juillet
GPS coordinates
Latitude : 43.408683
Longitude : 5.054282
Coming from Marseille / Aix-en-Provence: Exit at Jonquières-center-ville, cross the lift bridge, follow Ferrières, park in the car park located on the edge of the pond, near the municipal swimming pool.
Coming from Fos / Arles / Montpellier: Exit at Croix-Sainte before the viaduct, follow Hôtel de Ville then Istres, join the car park, near the municipal swimming pool.
Coming from Istres / Miramas / Salon: Take Center-ville - Ferrières, park in the car park, near the municipal swimming pool.
Marseille Provence: Airport / Aerodrome at 20km
Martigues Lavéra: Train station at 4km
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Musée Ziem
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  • Spoken language(s) :
    • French
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