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Musee de Cotignac Autrefois et Aujourd'hui

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Interesting artifacts of a picturesque village

"Cotignac, the past to the present" A treasure trove of life in a quaint French village... read more

Reviewed 13 August 2018
Cotignac, France
Cotignac’s hidden gem

Why not try something different when in Cotignac? Extremely knowledgeable and passionate Derek will... read more

Reviewed 5 February 2018
Cotignac, France
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The museum conserves everyday objects that were used until the middle of the twentieth century in Cotignac, a Provencal village. Activities of the Museum include: * Cultural excursions in Provence * Historical talks, research * Collaboration with...more
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3 Rue St Joseph | Next to the Post Office, 83570 Cotignac, France
+33 6 76 69 55 42
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Reviewed 13 August 2018

"Cotignac, the past to the present" A treasure trove of life in a quaint French village. Considering the lack of subsidies, and that it's run by a passionate group of volunteers - chapeau! Visit the museum and support their efforts of saving the patrimony.

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank asimplyfablife
Reviewed 5 February 2018

Why not try something different when in Cotignac? Extremely knowledgeable and passionate Derek will give you an insight into the fascinating past of Cotignac. Bonus: free entrance! You will find out so many amazing things about this little village! If it’s a hot summer day,...More

Date of experience: January 2018
2  Thank DandM2008
Reviewed 28 September 2017

Even thought the museum had closed for the season I contacted Derek through the museum Facebook site and he offered to open up for us. The museum is small but growing all the time and already contains a nice selection of things to look at...More

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank Peter43001
Reviewed 4 September 2017

This museum gives you a great insight into the history of Cotignac and its Provencal traditions. Although small in stature it is is mighty on history and interesting local stories. I've visited a few times over the last few years and the museum has recently...More

Date of experience: August 2017
2  Thank benh001
Reviewed 4 September 2017

A fascinating social history of the village and surrounding area; well worth a visit . Volunteer staff are exceptionally friendly , informed and enthusiastic, exhibitions are packed full of real artifacts and the museum DVD is well worth purchasing to support the project and as...More

Date of experience: October 2016
1  Thank SHB66
Reviewed 3 September 2017

So much interesting history about how people used to live (in Troglodytes, during the war, leather tanning, silk farming, olive farming and the great freeze of 1956, and how rosé came to be so popular here) in this little village. Helps to have such an...More

Date of experience: June 2017
1  Thank Provenceliving
Reviewed 28 August 2017 via mobile

There's more to a Cotignac summer than sun. This museum is interesting and lets adults and kids understand how life in Cotignac has developed over the centuries

Date of experience: August 2017
2  Thank GeneralDM
Reviewed 5 August 2017

Small volunteer run museums are often , dare I say, a tad boring! The initial enthusiasm often fades away and the exhibits are left to become stale and dusty.. Not this one! This is not at all stuffy and boring! Well researched and interesting the...More

Date of experience: September 2016
2  Thank kay k
Reviewed 27 July 2017

The Cotignac museum is filled with glimpses of its past life and evolution towards today. A wonderful exhibit on WWI, tools and implements from yesterday, beautiful photographs of Cotignac through the years.

Date of experience: June 2017
2  Thank ireneinprovence
Reviewed 26 July 2017

We were staying with friends in Cotignac and they suggested we visit the museum ,I was amazed when we got inside to see the variety of exhibits and the way they had been used to tell the story of how the region had evolved ....More

Date of experience: August 2016
3  Thank Blodge27
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