The Provencal Museum

Museum Arts and culture Folk arts and popular traditions Book shop
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Presentation

The museum retraces life in the Marseille regions from th e 18 th to the 19 th century: furniture, costumes and objects recreating the traditional way of life in Provence.The collections of religious art, nativity scenes and santons evoke festivals and customs.
An agrarian room presents " the evocation of crops in the Marseille region with scenes referring to harvests, grape harvest and olives picking.

The tour is guided by baptistin, born of the museum's collaboration with polytech Marseille, the engineering school of Aix-Marseille University based in the technology centre. The guide has a surprise for visitors.Created by Jean-Bptiste Pignol, the theatre offers differents kind of events such as ballet,performances, recitals, music of the world.

A library and an archive dedicated to local traditions ans history complete the museum.The activites, events and temporary exhibitions which makes this place a real temple of Provecal culture.

A few examples of activites: " boutis" workshop, paleography course, generealogy circle, restoration of eathenware, bookbinding, gilding, culture and provençal language. Themed days and evenings: international foot open, calendar night, New year's eve.

Besides, a shop offers different souvenirs such as liquors, 'calissons', books, housewares. Every second monday of the month, the museum offers a guided tour to individuals on registration.

Surface of the permanent exhibition :10000
surface are of temporary exhibition: 100
Accessible for disabled
Opening period (s)From 01/06 to 31/12/2022, daily.
Currently closed to the public, it will reopen in the summer of 2022, fully restored.
General information
  • Parking :
    • Parking nearby
  • Client profile :
    • Groups
  • Services :
    • Pets welcome
Services, Tours, Activities and entertainment
  • Environments :
    • Close to a public transportation
  • Entertainment :
    • Temporary exhibition
    • Activity
    • Entertainment
  • Visit :
    • Guided tours
  • Shop :
    • Shop
Contact
The Provencal Museum
5 Place Des Héros
Château-Gombert
13013
Marseille
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Mob : +33 6 22 78 65 80
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Le Musée Provençal
5 Place Des Héros
Château-Gombert
13013
Marseille
GPS coordinates
Latitude : 43.352174
Longitude : 5.438916