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Musée de l’Ephèbe et d’archéologie sous-marine (Underwater Archaeology)

Le Cap d'Agde | 34

Located in a verdant park at the entrance to Cap d’Agde, the Ephèbe Underwater Archaeology Museum exhibits  an exceptional collection that was put together over a span of  50 years from findings in the Golfe du Lyon, the River Herault and the Thau Lagoon. Amongst the treasures is the famous Ephèbe, a statue of Alexander the Great that dates from the eleventh century BCE . Because Agathé  the ancient Greek city dating back 2,600 years,  was a crossroads of civilisations and it gave forth extraordinary sunken riches like cargo ships containing dishes, weapons from the royal marines, maritime transport of amphoras and raw materials and  works of art.

The museum offers a visit that is divided into different sections : antique, medieval, modern, as well as a remarkable protohistory collection that comes from la Motte,  Montpénèdre and Rochelongue.  Thanks to its partnership with the D.R.A.S.S.M,  in 2019, the Museum will receive the contents of a famous 1755 shipwreck which had aboard a treasure trove of coins…

Estruscans, Greeks, Romans, Celts, Visigoths, Saracens, Vikings, Spanish, Italians all have left their mark on the history of Agathé.
Come dive into this unique French museum dedicated to underwater archaeology.

Musée de l’Ephèbe et d’archéologie sous-marine (Underwater Archaeology) Mas de la Clape
34300 Le Cap d’Agde 04 67 94 69 60

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Rates and opening times


  • Full price : €6
  • Reduced price (COS, seniors, students, job seekers) : €4
  • Free for children under 16 years, care givers and disabled people

Opening times

From 1st November to mid-February :

  • 9:30am –12am ;  1:30pm-5pm
  • Open from Tuesday to Sunday

From mid-February to June and September to 31 October  :

  • 10am –12:30am ;  1:30pm-5:30pm
  • Open from Tuesday to Sunday

July and August :

  • 10:30am –1pm ;  3pm-7pm
  • Open daily

Closed annually : 1st May, from 24th December to 31 December, 1st January

Access and Accessibility


  • Arriving via the A9 motorway, take exit 34 (Agde-Pézenas) then follow signs to Cap d’Agde
  • Arriving via the A75 motorway, take the Agde exit and continue towards Agde. At the Agde-Pezenas roundabout, take the second exit towards Cap D’Agde. After the bridge over the Hérault river take the second exit to Cap D’Agde.
  • Arriving from Sète on the RN112 motorway, after passing Marseillan-plage, take the Cap d’Agde / A9 junction. Then 500m further, take the second exit to Cap D’Agde.
  • In Cap D’Agde
    • Stay in the central lane and follow signs to “Centre-port / Avant-port / plage de la Roquille”
    • At the roundabout (across from the Agip petrol station), take the 3rd exit (left) towards the musée de l’éphèbe/ la Roquille
    • At the second roundabout, take the 4th exit (making a complete turn of the roundabout)
    • Just after the walkway, turn right, then continue straight ahead to the parking area near the church.

GPS coordinates of the Museum :
Avenue des hallebardes
Lat. : 43.287101
Long. : 3.513383


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