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!
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Gallo-Roman Museum of Tauroentum
Location address131 route de la Madrague
Phone04 94 26 30 46
In a nice pine forest, with a seaview, outstanding museum built on the remains of a Roman villa. The visit will let you explore the daily life of the inhabitants of a villa maritima from the 1st century A.D. Suitable for all audiences.
From the legend of Tauroentum to the villa Maritima
The legend locates the Greek city of Tauroentum at the current location of the museum, city that disappeared "under the waters" during the 3rd century. The site also demonstrates an important Roman settlement from the 1st century onwards, where almost 2,000 people lived in a huge villa maritima. Nowadays the museum houses three rooms showing an important collection of objects found in situ: amphoras, coins, glassware... and a remarkable collection of graves.
Signposted and secured circuit, by groups of 8 people in 3 spacious rooms.
Equipments and services
Adult: from 5 €
Child : from 2.50 €
Group adults: from 4 €
Group children : from 2 €.
Free entry for subscribers.
Child entry valid for 5 - 12 years.
Group rate available for > 10 people.
Free or commented group visits: consult the Tauroentum Museum.
- Bank/credit card
From 19/05 to 30/09/2021 between 3 pm and 7 pm.
Closed on Tuesday.
From 21/10 to 03/11/2021 between 2 pm and 6 pm.
Closed on Tuesday.