Cultural heritage - Saint-Tropez

Maison des Papillons – Musée Dany Lartigue

In the old garden district, in the heart of a detached house, you'll make a fabulous discovery...

Nearly 35,000 specimens have been brought together, including some endangered and now protected species, little-known varieties and rare aberrations such as the Mercantour Black Apollo. Added to this is an extremely important legacy of exotic specimens (Amazonia, Solomon Islands...), "the most beautiful butterflies in the world". Thousands of specimens are still being sorted and rehabilitated, with a view to presenting them in the best possible conditions.

The collection is both scientifically and aesthetically rich, and its didactic value is confirmed by the many visits from schoolchildren and academics. Entomologists from all over the world have expressed their enthusiasm for the Maison des Papillons, and year on year, the number of visitors from the general public increases.

THE MUSEUM COMPRISES 6 AREAS:
- The reception-shop.
- The exotic butterfly room, with its many colorful compositions.
- The garden, with its buccolic setting and various works of art.
- The staircase, featuring over thirty photographs, many of them by Dany's father, the famous photographer Jacques-Henri Lartigue.
- The Butterflies of France room, which houses most of the museum's entomological collection.
- The studio where Dany Lartigue created his butterfly compositions and painted an important series of pictures. The museum now presents a selection of his most remarkable paintings.

Opening

Opening from 01 July 2024 to 30 September 2024
DaysHours
Monday 10h00 à 12h30 and 14h00 à 18h00
Tuesday 10h00 à 12h30 and 14h00 à 18h00
Wednesday 10h00 à 12h30 and 14h00 à 18h00
Saturday 10h00 à 12h30 and 14h00 à 18h00
Sunday 10h00 à 12h30 and 14h00 à 18h00

10h - 12h30 14h - 18h

Opening from 01 October 2024 to 03 November 2024
DaysHours
Monday 14h00 à 18h00
Tuesday 14h00 à 18h00
Wednesday 14h00 à 18h00
Saturday 14h00 à 18h00
Sunday 14h00 à 18h00

Opening from 10 February 2025 to 06 April 2025
DaysHours
Monday 14h00 à 18h00
Tuesday 14h00 à 18h00
Wednesday 14h00 à 18h00
Saturday 14h00 à 18h00
Sunday 14h00 à 18h00

Opening from 07 April 2025 to 30 June 2025
DaysHours
Monday 10h00 à 12h00 and 14h00 à 18h00
Tuesday 10h00 à 12h00 and 14h00 à 18h00
Wednesday 10h00 à 12h00 and 14h00 à 18h00
Saturday 10h00 à 12h00 and 14h00 à 18h00
Sunday 10h00 à 12h00 and 14h00 à 18h00

Prices

Full price : 2 €
Tarif Min. Max.
Full price (du 01/01/2024 au 31/12/2024) 2€

Free for all during the European Heritage Days, the European Night of the Museums and for ICOM members on presentation of their card

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Benefits

Equipments

  • Toilets

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