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Musée Balaguier

  • tour
  • Fort Balaguier
  • Virtual Reality Hall
  • Interactive area
  • corniche de Tamaris
  • Magenta shipwreck exhibition
  • Entrance to Balaguier Museum
  • interieur
  • Canon
  • Fort Balaguier
  • Fort Balaguier
  • Fort Balaguier
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Built in 1634, and reinforced by Vauban, this gun tower was used to protect the Toulon harbour when it crossed swords with the Royale Tower

In July 2022, the museum changes and turns to the underwater world.
Since 1970, the fort has been a naval museum focusing on local maritime history, the Toulon penal colony and the life of the convicts. Listed as a Historical Monument since 1973.

At the beginning of July 2022, we can look forward to the revival of Fort Balaguier, with several immersive displays and a scuba diving exhibition.

A dedicated hospitality area and boutique will also be available to help you make the most of this jewel.

Balaguier Fort has been identified as a pilot site alongside those in Marseille (Cosquer Cave Interpretation Centre), Nice (Vivier Véran), Hyères (Fort du Pradeau) and La Londe les Maures.

At the Fort de Balaguier pilot site, the Neptune project involves the provision of a number of digital tools by the Région Sud PACA, and partnerships with the French Navy, IFREMER and the Louvre.

An immersive device has been installed in the former Balaguier chapel.

Using virtual reality headsets, visitors are plunged right into the heart of the underwater world, with a visit to the Arroyo wreck in 3D reconstruction.

An interactive terminal offers educational tours, and visitors can navigate according to their own preferences and/or with the help of the on-site guides.

You can also discover the Robin robot designed to explore the famous Titanic.

In the lower room of the tower, a film written and directed by Gil Kebaïli, "Je suis la Méditerranée" (I am the Mediterranean), evokes both the beauty of the Big Blue and the need to safeguard it at all costs.

The "1793, l'envol de l'aigle" exhibition runs until September 17.
Période(s) d'ouvertureFrom 03/01 to 31/12.
Closed on Monday.
Closed exceptionally on January 1st, Easter Monday, Feast of the Ascension, Whit Monday, May 1st, May 8th, July 14th, August 15th, November 1st, November 11th and December 25th.
Museum open every day except Mondays, Tuesday mornings and public holidays.

Opening hours :
- from September to June from 10am to 12pm and from 2pm to 6pm
- in July and August from 10am to 12pm and from 3pm to 7pm.
Horaires d'ouvertureOpen Tuesday from 3pm to 7 pm  and from Wednesday to Sunday from 10 am to midday / 3 pm to 7 pm (September to June from 2 pm to 6 pm). Closed on Monday, Tuesday morning and public holydays.
  • Type of culturel patrimony :
    • Museum
  • themes :
    • History
    • Military
    • themes
  • Visit :
    • Guided tours
  • Entertainment :
    • Temporary exhibition
    • Entertainment
Equipment & Services
  • Parking :
    • Car park
    • Coach parking
  • Leisure facilities :
    • Picnic area
  • Interior facilities :
    • Toilets
  • Rooms equipped for :
    • Concert/events
    • Exhibition/trade fair
  • Accessibility Criteria for Mental Impairment :
    • Mental disability
Chains, Labels, Charts
  • categories :
    • Municipal museum
Directions to :
924 corniche Bonaparte
La Seyne-sur-Mer
GPS coordinates
Latitude : 43.094256
Longitude : 5.910438
  • Environnements :
    • Close to a public transportation
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924 corniche Bonaparte
La Seyne-sur-Mer
Mob : +33 6 19 36 83 24
  • Spoken language(s) :
    • French
    • Spanish