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Musee de Cotignac Autrefois et Aujourd'hui

3 Rue St Joseph | Next to the Post Office, 83570 Cotignac, France
+33 6 76 69 55 42
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Cotignac’s hidden gem

Why not try something different when in Cotignac? Extremely knowledgeable and passionate Derek will... read more

Reviewed February 5, 2018
DandM2008
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Cotignac, France
Worth a visit!

Even thought the museum had closed for the season I contacted Derek through the museum Facebook... read more

Reviewed September 28, 2017
Peter43001
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The museum conserves everyday objects that were used until the middle of the twentieth century in Cotignac, a Provencal village. Activities of the Museum include: * Cultural excursions in Provence * Historical talks, research * Collaboration with other associations * Creating village archives * Selling traditional mulled wine sold during La Fete du Coing * Provencal language courses
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3 Rue St Joseph | Next to the Post Office, 83570 Cotignac, France
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Reviewed 5 February 2018

Why not try something different when in Cotignac? Extremely knowledgeable and passionate Derek will give you an insight into the fascinating past of Cotignac. Bonus: free entrance! You will find out so many amazing things about this little village! If it’s a hot summer day,...More

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Reviewed 28 September 2017

Even thought the museum had closed for the season I contacted Derek through the museum Facebook site and he offered to open up for us. The museum is small but growing all the time and already contains a nice selection of things to look at...More

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Reviewed 5 September 2017

This museum gives you a great insight into the history of Cotignac and its Provencal traditions. Although small in stature it is is mighty on history and interesting local stories. I've visited a few times over the last few years and the museum has recently...More

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Reviewed 4 September 2017

A fascinating social history of the village and surrounding area; well worth a visit . Volunteer staff are exceptionally friendly , informed and enthusiastic, exhibitions are packed full of real artifacts and the museum DVD is well worth purchasing to support the project and as...More

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Reviewed 3 September 2017

So much interesting history about how people used to live (in Troglodytes, during the war, leather tanning, silk farming, olive farming and the great freeze of 1956, and how rosé came to be so popular here) in this little village. Helps to have such an...More

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Reviewed 28 August 2017 via mobile

There's more to a Cotignac summer than sun. This museum is interesting and lets adults and kids understand how life in Cotignac has developed over the centuries

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Reviewed 5 August 2017

Small volunteer run museums are often , dare I say, a tad boring! The initial enthusiasm often fades away and the exhibits are left to become stale and dusty.. Not this one! This is not at all stuffy and boring! Well researched and interesting the...More

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Reviewed 28 July 2017

The Cotignac museum is filled with glimpses of its past life and evolution towards today. A wonderful exhibit on WWI, tools and implements from yesterday, beautiful photographs of Cotignac through the years.

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Reviewed 26 July 2017

We were staying with friends in Cotignac and they suggested we visit the museum ,I was amazed when we got inside to see the variety of exhibits and the way they had been used to tell the story of how the region had evolved ....More

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