The museums of the Var to visit to take the time to learn
Old oil mill of Partégal
At the old Partégal oil mill dating from the 16th century, the artisan millers have been offering you a tour of their unique site for four generations. They will share with you the passion and know-how of their elders passed on to the current generation!
In this museum in the Var, you will discover olive oils produced by ancestral methods (artisanal, by the millstone, old-fashioned) and those obtained by a new technology process. The visit to the oil mill is followed by a free tasting of olive oil and Provencal products: tapenade, condiments, wine, vinegar, jam and honey!
You can reach the mill in less than 20 minutes from our campsite in Hyeres.
Partégal Oil Mill, 159 Chemin des Laures, 83210 La Farlède
Tél : +33 4 94 48 48 85
Carteron Craft Brewery
The Carteron craft brewery shares its winegrowing know-how with you by showing you a new facet of Provence! You will discover their own beers made around the brewery’s values: excellence, innovation, passion and humility.
Allow 30 to 40 minutes to visit this museum in Hyères. Visits are open to children accompanied by an adult. Visits in English are possible.
412 Rue Philémon Laugier, ZI St-Martin, 83400 Hyères les Palmiers
Tél : +33 9 84 00 12 80
The commission was “a small, interesting house to live in”, in Hyères in the South of France. This was a challenge for the young architect Robert Mallet-Stevens, who responded to the request of Charles and Marie-Laure de Noailles, a wealthy Parisian couple with avant-garde ideas.
Work began in 1923, in the small town of Hyères, the construction site must have been surprising, and even today, the villa stands out for the modernity of its architecture, a real play of cubes and light.
Today, the Villa Noailles keeps this spirit of creativity and innovation alive through the International Fashion and Photography Festival which takes place in April, the Design Parade (a design festival in July) and numerous exhibitions on architecture and photography throughout the year…
Montée de Noailles, 83400 Hyères, France
Tél : +33 4 98 08 01 98
Nougaterie “Nougat Jonquier
La nougaterie offers you a visit to their factory to discover their Provencal tradition handed down for 130 years!
A true culinary museum of the Var, you will be able to appreciate the elaboration of nougat, a product historically attached to the thirteen Provençal desserts: a skilful mixture of almonds and honey which has delighted the taste buds for six generations.
Tél : +33 9 54 15 08 64
Cap Garonne Mining Museum
The Cap Garonne mine is one of the most beautiful mineralogical sites in the world!
From the life of the miners to the history of the rock, the visit to these former copper mines converted into a museum is a living lesson, a fascinating adventure for young and old.
An exceptional site located at the top of Cap Garonne with a panoramic view of the islands of Hyères and the harbour of Toulon, and all around numerous hiking trails.
1000 Chemin du Baou Rouge, 83220 Le Pradet
Tél : +33 4 94 08 32 46
Museum of the Navy
Created at the end of the First Empire, the Toulon National Maritime Museum is located next to the Clock Tower of the arsenal.
A true memory of the Toulon arsenal, of which it preserves the majestic monumental door (1738), this museum in the Var preserves and exhibits an exceptional collection of ship models, as well as a model of a galley.
Place Monsenergue, Quai de Norfolk, 83000 Toulon, France
Tél : +33 4 22 42 02 01