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Musée archéologique de Minerve (Archaeology)

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ATTENTION : All of the following information has been provided by the museum. For the moment, they are unable to publish their events calendar online. We therefore suggest that you contact the museum directly for further information.

The Minerve Museum of Archaeology and Paleontology invites you on a voyage through time. Created by local scholars and inhabitants of the village, the Minerve Museum displays fossils collected by Jean Miquel de Barroubio. It also provides an overview of human settlement in the Cesse and Brian valleys, and in the Minervois, since prehistoric times. Paleolithic flint tools, Neolithic pottery, ornaments from the dolmens of the region, everyday objects from the time of the Gauls to that of the Visigoths, but also ceramics and glassware from the 17th century reflect a rich history. On the first floor, an exhibition traces the finds excavated during the renovation of the ramparts. The various archaeological projects undertaken in Minerve unearthed exceptional finds bringing to light a site that dates back 6000 years. The museum also offers a guided tour of the 11th-century Roman church that houses an altar table dated 456 AD.


Musée archéologique de Minerve (Archaeology) Place du Monument aux Morts
34210 Minerve 07 88 91 04 96

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Rates and opening times


  • Full price (over 12 years old) : €3 to €5 ; museum : €3 ; church guided tour : €3 ; museum + church guided tour : €5
  • Reduced price (12-18 years-old, students,recipients of the minimum guaranteed income)
  • Group price (over 10 people, free for guide) : €3 to €5 ; museum : €2 ; church guided tour : €2 ; museum + church guided tour : €4
  • Free : under 12 years old, disabled people, curators and journalists with justification

Opening times

June, September and school holidays :

  • Tuesday-Sunday
  • 10am-12:30pm and 2pm-5:30pm

July and August

  • Open daily
  • 10am-13pm and 2:30pm-6pm

April, May, October, November :

  • Tuesday-Saturday
  • 10am-12:30pm and 2pm-4:30pm
Access and Accessibility


  • Bus parking nearby
  • Metered car parking lot