Gassendi Museum

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Gassendi Museum
Gassendi Museum
The Gassendi Museum presents encyclopedic collections in the field of art, local history and physical and natural sciences.


The Gassendi museum can be visited inside and outside the walls.
In the 5th century building, the visitor is invited to explore the collection as if walking on a mountain path: walking through the XNUMX floors, crossing vast rooms and narrow cabinets where local history, fine arts and contemporary art coexist, leaning on the passageway in walnut from the XNUMXth century open to the sciences. This journey, which engages the body as much as the mind, reflects the empiricist thought of the scientist Pierre Gassendi, which his opponent René Descartes summarized with the formula ambulo ergo sum (I walk therefore I am).
In the mountains, the collection of contemporary art can be discovered while walking. The visitor becomes a hiker, immersing himself in the wild landscapes of the UNESCO Geopark to encounter works created in nature and in abandoned villages by contemporary artists such as Andy Goldsworthy, Herman De Vries, Mark Dion , Paul Armand Gette, Trevor Gould, Stéphane Bérard, etc... These "works-places" offer a real experience, for a stopover or a night (on reservation by telephone).

COVID 19 special provisions

We are attentive to health developments and compliance with the health rules in force. We are committed to an approach that respects the recommendations made by the various competent authorities. Do not hesitate to contact us to know them.

Spoken languages

  • English
  • Italy

Labels & accessibility

  • Sustainable development label
  • LPO
  • Point of interest Route napoleon
  • Haute Provence members

Adapted tourism

  • Smooth rolling and barrier-free ground
  • No slope> 5%
  • Wheelchair accessible with assistance
  • No jumps> 2 cm
  • Possibility to drop someone off in front of the site
  • WC + grab bar + circulation space
  • Reserved space 330 cm wide <20 m from the site
  • Lack of steps
  • Presence of pictograms and / or simplified visuals
  • Accessible for self-propelled wheelchairs
  • Adapted services for hearing loss
  • Adapted benefits for mental impairment
  • Site, building partially accessible
  • Minimum passage width of 90 cm
  • Interior doors with easy openings
  • Lift (80 x 130 cm) and door> = 77 cm
  • Height without table> = 70 cm width> = 77 cm


Audio guide languages:

  • German
  • English
  • Spanish
  • French
  • Italy


  • Unguided individual tours permanently
  • Guided individual tours on request


  • Unguided group visits on request
  • Guided group tours on request


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Comfort / services

  • Elevator
  • Shop
  • Tourist Documentation
  • Parking nearby
  • Toilets
  • Guided tours
  • Educational visits

Activities on site

  • Temporary exhibitions


Adult: 6 €
Job seeker: €4.

Free for children under 12 and students.

Free on the 1st Sunday of each month and for national events (museum night...)
Museum passport price: €4
Free for students.

Payment method

  • Cash
  • Culture pass
  • Check
  • Bank / credit card


From 15/05 to 30/09 from 10 a.m. to 18 p.m.
Closed on Tuesdays.
Exceptional closures on Ascension Thursday and Whit Monday.
Possible reception of schoolchildren without a health pass on Mondays, Thursdays and Friday mornings.

From 01 / 10 to 14 / 05.
Closed on Tuesdays.
Exceptional closures on January 1, Easter Monday, Ascension Thursday, May 1, May 8, November 1, November 11 and December 25.
From 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 13:30 p.m. to 17:30 p.m. on Wednesday. From 13:30 p.m. to 17:30 p.m. every other day except Tuesday.
The museum is closed on Mondays, Thursdays and Friday mornings in order to welcome schoolchildren without a health pass.

On demand.

Extra information

  • On demand


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