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Open since 1996 by the Alpes-Maritimes Department, the Museum of Marvels is closely linked to the Mount Bego’s valleys: Merveilles and Fontanalba. From the end of Neolithic Age, about 5,000 years ago, people from the region engraved there some 50,000 symbols on about 4,000 rocks, what makes this site the largest listed place of historic interest in France.

The permanent exhibition displays three main themes: natural history, archaeology and protohistoric engravings, popular arts and traditions and historic engravings.

The Museum of Marvels is a lively permanent exhibition place where research on this exceptional archaeological and ethnological site is ongoing. The Museum also supports its work on everybody whatever the age.

The Museum also provides guided tours, educational activities and workshops for schools as well as for adults (prices and booking on request).

Practical information :

Open all year
Except Tuesdays

Musée départemental des Merveilles
Avenue du 16 septembre 1947 - 06430 Tende
 GPS coordinates    Latitude : 44.0903055  Longitude : 7.5926502




Means of payment :

  • Minimum amount of 5 € for payment by card
  • Maximal amount of 300 € for cash payment
  • Administrative mandate capability for public administrations

Visiting rules available on request at the reservation desk.

Opening hours :

musee_hiver_copie.jpgWinter schedules From September 16th to June 15th  10.00 A.M to 5.00 P.M

Summer schedules From June 16th to 15th September 10.00 A.M to 6.00 P.M
Annual closing period
•    Weekly close time : Tuesday
•    From November 13th to 25th
•    Closed on December 25th, January 1st, May 1st
Locate the museum :
Locate the museum of Marvels on the Department cartographic portal and map out your route

 By car
From Nice, Take the Nice-Vintimille Highway then the departmental road 6204

 By train
Railway lines : Nice-Breil-Tende and Nice-Vintimille-Tende.

Public transportation