Musée des merveilles

Departmental Museum of Wonders in Tende

Museum, History, Prehistoric, Musée de France, Departmental museum in Tende

  • In 1987 the Alpes-Maritimes region and the town of Tende decided to open a museum dedicated to the petroglyphs of Mont Bégo. The musée des Merveilles in Tende <as inaugurated in 1996. It is a good idea to visit the museum beforeMont Bégo as it helps to understand the petroglyphs in situ. The hike to Mont Bégo takes one day there and back, and visitors to Mont Bégo need to be in good phtysical condition, otherwise they shoucl consider visiting the museu^m only

  • A trip back in time to the origins of civilization, to discover the engavings at Mont-Bégo. This museum boasting the most sophisticated museographic techniques of our time also displays a rich collection of arch©¡ological items and reconstitutions of scenes of everyday life (dioramas) at the beginning of the metal ages.
    COVID 19: booking is compulsory, preferably via the website, by telephone if necessary.
  • Spoken languages

    • English
  • Tourism and handicap

Services
  • Accessibility

    • Hearing disability
    • Documentation available in Braille
    • Relief map, tactile model or audio device description available at the reception
    • Reception staff sensitized to the reception of people with disabilities
  • Activities

    • Activity
    • Children's entertainment
    • Temporary exhibition
    • Shows
    • Handicrafts workshops
    • Archeological digs
    • Calligraphy
    • Ceramics
    • Paintings graphic arts
    • Pottery
    • Sculpture
    • Weaving
    • Plastic arts
    • Discovery
    • Engraving
    • History
    • Creative hobbies
  • Equipment

    • Book shop
  • Services

    • Shop
    • Tour free of charge
Rates

Payment methods

  • Bank/credit card
  • Cheque
  • Cash
  • Rates

    BY RESERVATION ONLY - Guided tours for a fee: 2 €/pers. on reservation (suspended due to COVID-19)
Openings
  • From June 16, 2021
    until September 15, 2021
  • From September 16, 2021
    until June 15, 2022
  • Monday
    10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Tuesday
    Closed
    -
  • Wednesday
    10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Thursday
    10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Friday
    10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Saturday
    10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Sunday
    10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Open from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm from June 16 to September 15. Closed from 13 to 25 November, 25 December, 1 January and 1 May.
  • Monday
    10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Tuesday
    Closed
    -
  • Wednesday
    10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Thursday
    10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Friday
    10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Saturday
    10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Sunday
    10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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