The Musée-Promenade is the interpretation center of the UNESCO Geopark of Haute-Provence. Visitors stroll through a large shaded park where paths and streams intersect and where waterfalls and contemporary works of art create an enchanting setting.
Possibility to picnic but not in the picnic area (locked tables), reopened toilets
Set off to meet the butterflies, simply take a stroll or come and learn about the geological history of the region or the global network of UNESCO Geoparks.
Internationally renowned artists have drawn their inspiration from it, such as Andy Goldsworthy, Joan Fontcuberta, Sylvie Bussières, Agathe Larpent. Space for wandering, creation, dominating Digne from the top of its tuff peak, it immerses the visitor in a cozy universe which leads gently to the heart of the memory of the Earth...
In the exhibition halls of the museum, the last 300 million years of the Earth's history pass before our eyes...
In ancient times, the Alpine Ocean covered the region. Tropical marine aquariums illustrate this memory by reviving colorful living species and stone fossils side by side, of which Ammonites and Ichthyosaurs are the kings. A film tells the story of the landscapes of the region and their evolution, the great upheavals that the Earth has known. It allows everyone to become aware of the extraordinary richness of this territory.
To discover in the park of the Museum-Promenade: the Japanese garden of Kamaïshi. Of Japanese inspiration, this garden was designed in homage to the twinning of the towns of Digne and Kamaïshi around the theme of “Man and his seasons”. The different stages of a man's life are actually represented there as the flowers bloom, along the path. A Japanese-style door materializes each entrance and invites visitors to enter the garden. A bridge, a pond, paths or benches, sophisticated vegetation, lanterns and pagodas live in harmony in this timeless space accessible to all (access ramp for people with reduced mobility).
The Butterfly Trail
Between the waterfalls and the restanques arranged especially to accommodate the favorite - or exclusive - plants of the butterflies or their caterpillars, in this particular environment at the limit of the Mediterranean and Alpine climate, more than 139 species of day butterflies evolve freely and can be observed from spring to autumn.
Discover the Promenade Museum park differently: with games and puzzles for children and tourist information for parents.
With these playful circuit sheets, children join the visit with pleasure. The visit is available for three age groups: 4/6 years old, 7/9 years old and 9/12 years old.
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.
Labels & accessibility
- Haute Provence Geopark
- Haute Provence members
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Unguided individual tours permanently
- Guided individual tours on request
- Guided group tours on request
- Archaeology: excavations
- Flora and fauna
Comfort / services
- Coach access
- Aire de pique-nique
- Pet Friendly
- Tourist Documentation
- Drop off on site for groups
- Coach parking
- Show room
- Meeting room
- Free visits
- Guided tours
- Educational visits
Activities on site
- Children's entertainment
- Temporary exhibitions
Complementary animal welcome: Kept on a leash in the park and must wait outside the museum in the company of one of their owners or attached if the animal is calm and not dangerous for the rest of the public.
Reduced price: €6 (for over 65s)
Adult: 8 €
Child: 5 €
Student: € 3,50
Job seeker: €3,50
Group adults: 6 €
Group of children: €3,50.
Free for less than 7 years.
Child rate granted to 7 - 14 year olds.
Group rate from 10 people.
Museum passport price: €6.
Bundled price with the cairn.
An annual subscription is offered to residents of member municipalities of Provence Alpes Agglomeration (€20 for individuals, €35 for a family), which allows unlimited access to the museum throughout the opening period.
- Bank / credit card
- Vacation check
From 01/04 to 30/06, daily.
9 a.m. - 12 p.m. and 13:30 p.m. - 17:30 p.m.
Last tickets sold 1h15 before closing.
From 01/07 to 31/08, daily from 9 a.m. to 19 p.m.
Last tickets sold 1h15 before closing.