Museums in the Var department
Beaches, islands and landscapes must not overshadow the cultural heritage of the Var. Dozens of museums open their doors to you in Provence Verte and on the coast: discover for example the Maison de la nature des Mayons, the Maison de la route médiévale in Le Val, the Maritime Museum of Toulon, the ecomuseum of Régusse’s mills, the artillery museum in Draguignan, the Autour des sens museum in Bargemon…
In 1959, the dam on the course of the river Reyran broke, causing one of the greatest civil disasters of the 20th century in France. The imposing ruins of the dam have now become a walking target. You will be struck by the size of the reinforced concrete blocks and will be able to appreciate the devastating power of the waves that once swept over the communes downstream of the dam.