Located in the historic center of the city, the Alpilles Museum is housed in the Mistral de Mondragon mansion, a former Renaissance private mansion. Classified as a historical monument since 1862, the building is built around an admirable interior courtyard.
Museum of the Alpilles in Saint Rémy de Provence
Located in the historic centre of Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, the Museum of the Alpilles is situated in the Hôtel Mistral de Mondragon, a former Renaissance private mansion. Classified as a historic Monument in 1862, the building, with its impressive architecture, is built around a magnificent inner courtyard.
The museum was created in 1919 by Pierre de Brun and was completely renovated from 2002 until early 2005.
A visit to this museum offers a greater understanding of the current natural and human landscapes of this part of Provence, which extends between the Rhône, the Durance and the Alpilles Massif.
A walk in time and space, the permanent exhibition of the Museum of the Alpilles evokes different unsuspected or little-known facets of regional heritage:
from the Hypselosaurus, the gentle dinosaur who once roamed the area, to traditional costumes and Camargue bull-fighting, via the growing and trading of teasel, opium poppies and seeds
... and modest art
Internationally famous works by Vincent van Gogh and Albert Gleizes were created here. But alongside these is the often remarkable work of inconspicuous, anonymous or locally famous creators, to which the museum also wants to attract attention. They include the ex voto placed in the chapels in the 18th and 19th centuries, decorated reels and canes, santons made of unbaked clay and astonishing illuminations by Augustin Gonfond.
The photography and graphic arts collection and the typography and engraving studio reveal the establishment's new focus on works on paper and on contemporary engraving.
Full price: 5 €
Reduced price: 3.50 €.
From April to October, admission is free on the first Sunday of the month.
Every day throughout the year.
Closed on Monday.
Closed exceptionally on January 1st, May 1st and December 25th.
• From 1 October to 31 March: Wednesday to Saturday from 1pm to 5.30pm (Tuesdays are reserved for groups on reservation)
• From 1 April to 30 September: Tuesday to Sunday from 10am to 1pm and from 2pm to 6pm (1st Sunday free from April to September).
Closed on 1 January, 1 May and 25 December.