Museum
in Digne-les-Bains

Musée Promenade

The Promenade Museum is the interpretation center of the Haute-Provence Geopark. Visitors stroll through a large shaded park where paths and streams intersect and where waterfalls and contemporary works of art create an enchanting setting.
Exhibition rooms offer direct access to the exceptional landscapes and heritage riches of the territory: rich geological history (numerous marine fossils), remarkable biodiversity (The world of butterflies, butterfly garden), connection to local cultural life for more than 40 years …

Possibility of picnicking, open toilets.

Go meet butterflies, simply 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. Stone fossils like Ammonites and other Ichthyosaurs illustrate this memory. A film tells the history of the region's landscapes and their evolution, the great upheavals that the Earth has experienced. It allows everyone to become aware of the extraordinary wealth of this territory.

Japanese garden
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 terraces specially designed to accommodate the favorite – or exclusive – plants of butterflies or their caterpillars, in this particular environment on the edge of the Mediterranean and Alpine climate, more than 139 species of butterflies evolve freely and can be observed from spring to fall.

Randoland
Discover the Promenade Museum park differently: with games and puzzles for children and tourist information for parents.
With these fun circuit sheets, children will happily join the visit. The visit is available for three age groups: 4/6 years, 7/9 years and 9/12 years.
Available only at the tourist office.
New 2024

New exhibition on the world of butterflies, New exhibition Journey to the heart of the landscapes of the Geopark, New exhibition Retrospective of 40 years of the Promenade Museum, 40 years in the service of geological heritage.

Services for cyclists

Bicycle parking, possibility of recharging at the ticket office.

We speak: Italian, English, French

Themes:

  • Science and technology
  • Natural Sciences
  • Natural History
  • Geology

Location details

  • Public transport stop within 500 m
  • Bus stop within 500 m
  • On the outskirts of the city

Visit

Minimum group size: 10 people
Minimum group size: 40 people

Individual visit services

  • Unguided individual tours permanently
  • Guided individual tours on request

Group visit services

  • Guided group tours on request

Opening

Opening hours from April 01 to June 30, 2024
MondayOpen from 09 a.m. to 12 p.m. and from 14 p.m. to 17 p.m.
TuesdayOpen from 09 a.m. to 12 p.m. and from 14 p.m. to 17 p.m.
WednesdayOpen from 09 a.m. to 12 p.m. and from 14 p.m. to 17 p.m.
ThursdayOpen from 09 a.m. to 12 p.m. and from 14 p.m. to 17 p.m.
FridayOpen from 09 a.m. to 12 p.m. and from 14 p.m. to 17 p.m.
SaturdayOpen from 09 a.m. to 12 p.m. and from 14 p.m. to 17 p.m.
SundayOpen from 09 a.m. to 12 p.m. and from 14 p.m. to 17 p.m.
9 a.m. – 12 p.m. and 14 p.m. – 17:30 p.m.
You have been warned!
Offseason
Last ticket sold: 16:30 p.m.
Museum closes: 17:15 p.m.
Gate at the bottom closes: 17:30 p.m.
Exceptional closure on Saturday May 11, 2024 in the morning due to the passing of the Olympic flame.
Opening hours from July 01 to August 31, 2024
MondayOpen from 09 a.m. to 19 p.m.
TuesdayOpen from 09 a.m. to 19 p.m.
WednesdayOpen from 09 a.m. to 19 p.m.
ThursdayOpen from 09 a.m. to 19 p.m.
FridayOpen from 09 a.m. to 19 p.m.
SaturdayOpen from 09 a.m. to 19 p.m.
SundayOpen from 09 a.m. to 19 p.m.
You have been warned!
High season
Last ticket sold: 17:45 p.m.
Museum closes: 18:30 p.m.
Gate closes: 19 p.m.
Opening hours from September 01 to November 06, 2024
MondayOpen from 09 a.m. to 12 p.m. and from 14 p.m. to 17 p.m.
TuesdayOpen from 09 a.m. to 12 p.m. and from 14 p.m. to 17 p.m.
WednesdayOpen from 09 a.m. to 12 p.m. and from 14 p.m. to 17 p.m.
ThursdayOpen from 09 a.m. to 12 p.m. and from 14 p.m. to 17 p.m.
FridayOpen from 09 a.m. to 12 p.m. and from 14 p.m. to 17 p.m.
SaturdayOpen from 09 a.m. to 12 p.m. and from 14 p.m. to 17 p.m.
SundayOpen from 09 a.m. to 12 p.m. and from 14 p.m. to 17 p.m.
You have been warned!
Offseason
Last ticket sold: 16:30 p.m.
Museum closes: 17:15 p.m.
Gate at the bottom closes: 17:30 p.m.

Prices

PricesMin.Max.
Reduced price

6 €-
Adult
8 €-
Kids
5 €-
Student fee
3.5 €-
Jobseeker
3.5 €-
Adult group
6 €-
Children group
3.5 €-
Bundled price with the cairn.

An annual subscription is offered to residents of member municipalities of Provence Alpes Agglomération (€20 for individuals, €35 for a family), which allows unlimited access to the museum during the entire opening period.
Free for children under: 7 years old

Payment methods

  • Cheque
  • Cash
  • Bank / credit card
  • Classic Holiday Vouchers

Services

Equipments

  • Parking
  • Coach parking
  • Picnic area.
  • Show room
  • Meeting room
  • Toilets

Services

  • Pet Friendly
  • Educational visits
  • Coach access
  • Yarn
  • Drop off on site for groups
  • Tourist Documentation
  • Free visits
  • Guided tours

Activities on site

  • Temporary exhibitions
  • Children's entertainment

Home animals

Animals are accepted

Adapted tourism

Adapted service: Not wheelchair accessible

Linked offers

On the spot…

From 8 € / adult

Address

Ascent of Parc Saint-Benoît
PO Box 30 156
04990 Cedex Digne-les-Bains
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