Museums in the Var

The Var department, located between Provence Verte and the French Riviera, is a popular destination renowned for its beaches, landscapes and climate. The department also seduces with its heritage and its cultural offer. Discover a selection of the best museums in the Var department, to visit with family or friends.

Maritime Museum in Toulon

Created at the end of the First French Empire, this museum is the memory of the Toulon arsenal, of which the monumental gate remains. Its collections contain a large number of ship models, as well as a remarkable model of a galley. The monumental models amaze the visitors who can also admire paintings and works of art. An educational and fun course recounts the history and know-how of shipbuilding and the French Navy from the 17th century to the present day.

National Maritime Museum of Toulon

Archeological Museum in Saint-Raphaël

The Esterel has been occupied by men for thousands of years. The Museum of Saint-Raphaël recounts the human occupation of this privileged territory from Antiquity to the Middle Ages. Fun and educational activities are organized for children around pottery, stone painting, excavations and medieval architecture. The medieval church and the tower host temporary exhibitions.

Archeological Museum in Saint-Raphaël

Annonciade Museum

The city of Saint-Tropez was a very active home in the 20th century, welcoming some of the greatest painters in search of a light, landscape and atmosphere unique in the world. Paul Signac, who fell in love with the gulf and the village, established a studio, La Hune, where talented artists such as Matisse and Derain spent their time. The Annonciade Museum bears witness to this blessed era, with collections presenting paintings and masterpieces created between 1890 and 1950, belonging essentially to the Pointillism, Nabis and Fauvism movements.

Annonciade Museum of Saint-Tropez

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