National Museum of the Marine of Toulon , Nice , Architecture, Monuments, Museum Provence Attractions

National Museum of the Marine of Toulon
Address - Place Monsenergue - Quai de Norfolk - 83000
Type - Architecture, Monuments, Museum
There are several museums in France that are dedicated to the history of military or civilian fleet. One of them, having the status of a national, is located in the capital, the others are in the port cities (La Rochelle, Brest, Toulon).

Vernet ToulonIn the historic centre of the city of Toulon, on Monsenergue Square (Place Monsenergue) the National Museum of the Marine (Musée national de la Marine à Toulon) is located.

The exposition is placed in the old city arsenal (where it still remains from 1814, the reign of Napoleon Bonaparte).

Central facade of the museum is decorated with impressive statues of the Atlantes created the famous master of the 17th century, Pierre Puget.

(Initially, in the middle of the 17th century, these figures of Atlantes were placed on the Toulon City Hall. During the Second World War the sculptures was removed and hidden by the Patriots, and Atlantes then saved from the destruction took their places on the front of the Museum of the Marine).

The visitors of the museum can see here the most unique collection of models and maquettes of marine vessels for different purposes in a variety of scales (starting from the 18th century to the present day), from the ancient galleys to modern aircraft carriers.

Moreover a variety of ship equipment, collection of old cannons and the first «version» of the famous Maxim gun, the samples of the sailors’ uniforms of different years and their camp household items are kept here.

Also unique historical documents related to the activities of the port of Toulon and magnificent works of famous marine painters are among the exhibits. It is worth specially focus that the Museum of the Marine of in Toulon has in its exposition the entire «Russian» section where you can see many genuine artifacts devoted to the Russian-French relations.

Map - National Museum of the Marine of Toulon



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