EXHIBITION TOUR COMMENTEE: Green Gold of the Alps

Since prehistoric times, humans have been interested in the green rocks of the Alpine massif. Cro-Magnon has fashioned prehistoric "Venus" in soapstone; the Neolithic used it to manufacture...

Châteauneuf-les-Martigues

Since prehistoric times, humans have been interested in the green rocks of the Alpine massif. Cro-Magnon made the prehistoric "Venus" out of soapstone; the Neolithic used it to make polished axes and modern men to make pots and other utilitarian objects.

About the venue

1 montée des ruines 13220 Châteauneuf-les-Martigues
  • Musée, salle d'exposition
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  • Site archéologique

The Musée des Amis de Castrum Vetus is a building from the beginning of the 17th century. It was the last residence of the lords of Châteauneuf-les-Martigues. It offers visitors through its 7 exhibition rooms a chronological tour of local archaeology from prehistory to Roman times. It presents a part of the material from the excavations carried out on the site of the prehistoric shelter of the Font-aux-Pigeons proposed to the visit.This eponymous site (Castelnovien), located near the museum was occupied from -7000 to -2500 years.

Access: The museum is fully accessible to people with reduced mobility. The prehistoric shelter, located at the foot of a hill, presents difficulties of access for people with reduced mobility.

Musée Castrum Vetus Les Amis de Castrum Vetus