Museums in Digne-les-Bains and the surrounding area
The Gassendi Museum presents encyclopedic collections in the field of art, local history and natural and physical sciences. The visit offers a route in time where the incredible meeting between science, art and traditional painting.
The Promenade Museum is located in a large park, where trails and streams intersect, where waterfalls and contemporary art meet. Many internationally renowned artists have drawn their inspiration as Andy Goldsworthy, Joan Fontcuberta, Sylvie Bussières, Agathe Larpent.
House Alexandra David Neil
Alexandra David-Néel, est considérée comme la plus grande exploratrice et aventurière du XXème siècle. Théosophe, philosophe, féministe, cantatrice, anarchiste, écrivain, reporter… Elle a produit 27 livres. Son oeuvre littéraire regroupe des récits de voyage, des romans, de la philosophie, de la religion, de l’ethnologie, etc…
Cairn Art Center
The CAIRN: Art informal Nature Research Center
The CAIRN is committed to read, interpret, and reconfigure the territory that surrounds it through the eyes of various as artists Mark Dion, Delphine Gigoux Martin, herman of vries, Andy Goldsworthy, Richard Nonas etc...
the archaeological crypt of "Notre-Dame du Bourg" reveals traces of construction to the exact location of the origins of the city of Digne, 870 m².
In 1980 then long works are committed to save and consolidate the Cathedral of our Lady of the village a first campaign of archaeological excavations (1987-1988) is needed inside the building to promote the needs of restoration of the religious building.
The lavender Museum
The history and culture of the lavender, the manufacturing of products and essential oils of lavender.
Ecomuseum of the Javie
The ecomuseum of La Javie presents the life of the village 100 years ago on three levels of exposure in the former presbytery. We discover the classroom, the grocery store, the kitchen, the shoemaker's workshop, the tinsmith ...
See also the exhibition Poilus de la Javie: 1914-1918.
The small museum of brass instruments
At the heart of the medieval village of Thoard, the small Museum of brass offers to leave to the discovery of the rich history of the musical instruments of the brass family, from the middle ages to our days.