France means the chance to have a rich and unique cultural experience. Don’t worry Parisians are not the only ones to enjoy this. If you are looking for history, culture and art you are at the right place. We have chosen for you the best museums in the province to visit.
1. Mucem Marseille
The mucem is the Museum of civilization of Europe and the Mediterranean. It is the only Museum that is interested in the cultures of Europe and the Mediterranean. The visit, teaches history, archeology, anthropology or art history. This Museum is a real bridge between Heritage and architecture. Don’t hesitate to get a drink on the rooftop Terrace Museum where you can enjoy the view of the beautiful city of Marseille!
For more information go to http://www.mucem.org
2. The City of Wine, Bordeaux
Take an irresistible step for a stay in Bordeaux, the city of wine offered in 2016 a cultural and fun visit on the theme of wine through the 5 senses of the visitor. You can discover wine in all its diversity, the culture of civilization. The city of wine offers a wide range of activities (workshops, guided tours) accessible to all in 8 different languages. And finally you can enjoy a tasting a glass of wine from around the world with a 360 ° view on the city of Bordeaux.
3. Museum of the bayeux tapestry
This Museum is home to the bayeux tapestry which is listed at the register as “memory of the world” of UNESCO. It measures near 70 meters and was made in the eleventh century. This tapestry celebrates the conquest of England by William the conqueror, Duke of Normandy especially after the battle of Hastings dated October 14, 1066. A must see!
4. The pool, Roubaix
The Museum of art and industry Roubaix was installed in an old pool in the new art style that dates back to 1932. The framework is really surprising. You can see tissue fashion dating from antiquity, art objects decorative, sculptures, paintings or drawings.
5. The Museum of the miniature and cinema in Lyon
This unique Museum includes two expressions: the art of special effects in movies and the magic of the miniature. You can see movie scenery and a rich collection of objects and authentic shoots from the largest film studios. As well as many rooms filled with miniatures, masks, robots, creatures and monsters that will reveal all the secrets and special effects used in the cinema.
6. Museum of the Landing at Arromanches-Les-Bains
A visit in Normandy is an opportunity to discover the landing beaches as well as the Museum of the landing at arromanches which is a site major the battle of Normandy. The landing of the allies took place on 6 June 1944 on the Coast of Normandy to free France from the Germans. The Museum traces this event which is important in French history and it’s an essential stop if you want to learn more about this period.
7. Museum of the Hotel-God or The Hospices of Beaune
The Museum of the hotel God is a monument to Gothic architecture based in the fifteenth century by the Duke of burgundy and his wife. It is internationally known thanks to its architecture traditionally burgundy and its prestigious winery. It is now a Museum tracing the history of medieval medicine. The Hospice was a hospital reserved for the poor suffering from starvation and disease and it’s all in 1452 the the hospital received it’s first patient, just after the famous hundred years war. You can also see an exhibition on the last judgment.
8. Art Museum of modern and contemporary art in Nice
The art Museum of modern and contemporary art offers a visit to the art of the 50s up until today. There are permanent exhibitions on the “new realism” which expresses dialogue between European artists and “the art of the Assembly” between American artists. There are also permanent exhibitions on international artists of contemporary art. You can find the works of artists such as Andy Warhol for pop art.
9. Pompidou-Metz Center
The Pompidou-Metz center is one of the most visited museums in France (outside of Paris). The special exhibitions proposed by the Center take place in the heart of an impressive contemporary architecture. These exhibitions together showcase works of the modern and contemporary art that came from the rich collection from the Center Pompidou Paris.
The following exhibit will be displayed until January 2018; architecture and planning in Japan since 1945. To see the current exhibitions, see http://www.digitick.com
10. City of Lace and Fashion, Calais
Finally, if you like the in the know traditions and fashion we advise you to make a tour to the city of lace and fashion Calais. This city allows the visitor to learn a little more about the process of making lace, as well as the evolution of lace over the centuries. Calais was the capital of lace, they take their art form to heart and promote knowledge of the nineteenth century skill.
Through these different museums you will have the opportunity to learn a little more about France, a country that has an extremely rich heritage.
We hope you have a good time!