in Digne-les-Bains

Musée Gassendi

The Gassendi Museum presents encyclopedic collections in the field of art, local history and physical and natural sciences.
Opened in 1906, the Gassendi museum presents itself as a permanent and evolving exhibition space. It is part of the Ambulo museum center in Digne-les-Bains. The visitor discovers the dialogue set up between the collections of natural sciences, ancient art and contemporary art through a route imagined like a mountain path – the significant difference in height of the building is lightened by an elevator and a suite of 'stairs.

The visit to the museum extends outside with the Mountain Art Collection which 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 (by reservation
Tips for the photographer

Photography permitted without flash.

New 2024

Temporary exhibition by Andy Goldsworthy until the end of May 2024.
Geological exhibition until June 2024.
Temporary exhibition, Fireflies, reading and playing with the Three Bears in the Cnap collection from July 2024.

Services for children

Fun journey through the temporary exhibition.

We speak: English, French, Italian


  • Arts and culture
  • Science and technology

Location details

  • In the city
  • Public transport stop within 500 m
  • Bus stop within 500 m


Minimum group size: 10 people
Minimum group size: 30 people


Suitable for: Special family with children, Special children

Audio guide language(s)

German, English, Spanish, French, Italian

Individual visit services

  • Unguided individual tours permanently
  • Guided individual tours on request

Group visit services

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


Opening hours from May 15 to September 30, 2024
MondayOpen from 10 a.m. to 18 p.m.
WednesdayOpen from 10 a.m. to 18 p.m.
ThursdayOpen from 10 a.m. to 18 p.m.
FridayOpen from 10 a.m. to 18 p.m.
SaturdayOpen from 10 a.m. to 18 p.m.
SundayOpen from 10 a.m. to 18 p.m.
Opening hours from October 01 to December 23, 2024
MondayOpen from 09 a.m. to 12 p.m. and from 13 p.m. to 30 p.m.
WednesdayOpen from 09 a.m. to 12 p.m. and from 13 p.m. to 30 p.m.
ThursdayOpen from 09 a.m. to 12 p.m. and from 13 p.m. to 30 p.m.
FridayOpen from 09 a.m. to 12 p.m. and from 13 p.m. to 30 p.m.
SaturdayOpen from 13:30 a.m. to 17:30 p.m.
SundayOpen from 13:30 a.m. to 17:30 p.m.
Further information) :
On demand

Exceptional Closure(s)

  • 01/01/2024
  • 01/04/2024
  • 09/05/2024
  • 20/05/2024
  • 01/05/2024
  • 08/05/2024
  • 01/11/2024
  • 11/11/2024
  • 25/12/2024


6 €-
4 €-
Free on the 1st Sunday of each month and for national events (museum night, etc.).
Museum passport price: €4.
Free for students.
Free for children under: 12 years old

Payment methods

  • Bank / credit card
  • Cheque
  • Cash
  • Pass Culture



  • Elevator
  • Toilets
  • Parking nearby


  • Educational visits
  • Yarn
  • Tourist Documentation
  • Guided tours

Activities on site

  • Temporary exhibitions

Home animals

Pets are not accepted

Adapted tourism

Adapted service: Adapted services for hearing impairment, Adapted services for mental impairment, Wheelchair accessible with assistance, Independent wheelchair accessible, Hard surface, Level path, Clear circulation area, Elevator meets standards, Accessible table, WC + grab bar + circulation space, Possibility of dropping someone off in front of the site, Presence of pictograms and/or simplified visuals of adapted signage (texts/images)

Physical disability

The 5th floor is not wheelchair accessible.
Accessible suitable for piloted FTT/FTT.
Suitable for electric FTT.

Visual impairment

Audio description device available at reception.

Linked offers

On the spot…

From 6 € / adult


64 Boulevard Gassendi
04000 Digne-les-Bains
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