The last Villa Maritima : the Museum of Tauroentum
Discover Tauroentum Museum, reflecting the rich culture and heritage of ancient times
A magical place steeped in history
The history of St Cyr comes to life in Tauroentum Museum.
Bearing witness to our past and safeguarding our heritage, this site welcomes more and more visitors every year, attracted by the magic of the location and the exceptional view over Les Lecques bay.
From the legend of Tauroentum to the Villa Maritima
Legend has it that the current site of the Museum was the location of the Greek city of Tauroentum, which disappeared “beneath the waves” in the 3rd century AD. The site also has traces of a large Roman settlement from the 1st century onwards, in which some 2000 inhabitants once lived in a vast ‘Villa Maritima’ (seaside villa). The Museum today contains three rooms housing an important collection of objects found on the site, including amphoras, coins and glassware, as well as a remarkable set of sepulchres.
Visit the Museum of Tauroentum on a virtual tour!
The Tauroentum Museum will be the subject of a major renovation in 2022, for which reason the site will be closed all year round. The renovation will include the fitting out of the public building, the consolidation, protection and restoration of part of the remains, as well as the enhancement of the outdoor facilities, the pedestrian walkway and the green theatre.
To find out more about the development of the site