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The Mediterranean Museum

Situated on the ground floor of Saint-Pierre fort on the island of Les Embiez, the Museum is dedicated to Mediterranean marine organisms, their habitats and the relations between man and the sea in the north-western Mediterranean.

[Ph. D. Planète Mer]
[Ph. D. Planète Mer]

The first room presents the main groups of marine animals and their particular characteristics: sponges, molluscs, corals, crustaceans, echinoderms, fishes, reptiles and marine mammals, birds.

The second room displays the organisation of plants and animals in two particular biotopes:
-  rocky cliffs, from the surface to 40 metres depth;
-  the Posidonia seagrass meadow, an underwater plant endemic to the Mediterranean.

This room also displays archaeological pieces from wrecks discovered around the Les Embiez archipelago and marine species that are protected in the Mediterranean.

In the conference centre next to the Museum, there is a library open to the public. Lectures and film shows are regularly held, as are exhibitions on various themes.