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Occitanie Musées is the Association of Curators and Scientific Personnel of the Occitanie Museums. It brings together scientific staff from the Museums of France and cultural and heritage establishments in the Occitanie region. It integrates more than a hundred professionals in all areas of museum activity (management, conservation, mediation, documentation etc.). The Association is the regional arm of the AGCCPF (The national Association of curators and Museum professionals and the public heritage sites of France)

The three permanent exhibits  offer visitors an all-round experience that is both poetic and interactive. The Lodève Museum recreates the stages of life through imprints and traces left on matter.

The Earth Science collection illustrates 540 million years of natural history of flora and fauna that come from fossils found in the area surrounding Lodève. Thanks to this, the population of the Lodève possess  extraordinary natural resources that are recognised internationally and derive from ebb and flow of the sea, the formation of the mountains, their erosion, climate changes and volcanic activity.

The visit dedicated to archaeology deals with the occupation of the earth by Neolithic man. Occupying, residing, living, reproducing and dying are the themes that are developed throughout this pivotal time during which Man became involved in farming and animal husbandry.

And finally, the visit dedicated to Paul Dardé (1888-1963) is an invitation to plunge into the creative process of the sculptor. Thanks to works that were put together from the artist’s studio, the visitor can learn about the themes that were important to Dardé and explore the evolution of his artistic output and its planning phases : drawings, wax modelling, moulds, direct carving and bronzes .

Musée de Lodève Square Georges Auric
34700 Lodève 04 67 88 86 10

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Rates and opening times


During the event Exhibitions :

  • Full price : €10
  • Reduced price: €8

The rest of the year:

  • Full price : €8
  • Reduced price: €6

Free entry with justification
Family rates

Opening times

  • From Tuesday to Sunday. Closed Mondays
  • 10.30am – 1pm and 2pm-6pm
  • Open on holidays (except those that fall on Monday) and 1 November, 25 December, 1 January and 1 May
Access and Accessibility


Motorway A75 :

  •  45 min from Montpellier and Béziers : exit 53
  • 45 min from Millau : exit 52

Bus Hérault transport :

  • Bus line 301/380 ou 301/381 (1hour 15 minutes, 1 €)

Parking esplanade or Parking du parc


Physical disability Mental disability Pram access