Museum of the Ephebe in Cap d'Agde

Looking for an original activity for the whole family during your camping holiday 5 stars Les Mimosas in Portiragnes-Plage in Herault? Welcome to the Museum of the Ephebe in Cap d'Agde, 16 km from the campsite. On the program: an incredible underwater archaeological journey that will delight adults and children.

Museum of the Ephebe, kingdom of underwater archeology in the Mediterranean

Like the sea and archeology? The Museum of Ephebe is a cultural space that you must visit during your stay in the Hérault. Located in the seaside resort of Cap d'Agde, near the port and pond of Luno, it is a fabulous odyssey under the sea and allows to break some mysteries of antiquity. During the tour you will discover through explanatory panels and videos how the Greeks founded the city of Agde and from which the name of the museum. A small track all the same: a young man designated a young man in ancient times, and one that you will see during the visit was the work of a brilliant sculptor.

You'll understand: the Museum of Ephebe is a great opportunity to uncover treasures from antiquity. The archaeological collections include beautiful sculptures including Eros and Caesarion, copper and lead ingots, weapons, scales, jewelry, tools, amphorae, stone anchors ...

The "ancient navigation" is very interesting because it allows to better understand how took place the trade and transport of works of art by the sea for antiquity.

In the "Medieval and modern" section, you will see beautiful objects made in the Middle Ages as ceramics, as well as more recent objects like cannons, guns, swords, tableware and cargo. All these treasures were not retrieved lengths in shipwrecks, mainly in the Gulf of Lions.

nightly entertainment and games

During school holidays, the Ephebe's museum of Cap d'Agde out its multimedia arsenal to the delight of young visitors. 8-12 years can compete with the deities in a video game. Teens are in turn invited to participate in an unusual underwater search on tablet ( "The Statue of Alexander"). In July and August, children have the opportunity to challenge their parents to the ancient games behind the board game, ladies and ponies.

Access, times and prices

The museum Ephèbe awaits you in Cap d'Agde on Avenue Hallebardes from 10:00 to 17:30 Monday to Friday and from 10:30 to 17:00 on weekends (Saturday-Sunday) in low season, daily from 10:00 at 18:30 in the high season (June to September).

General Entrance: € 6 for adults and more than 16 years, free for children under 16. Job seekers, students and seniors benefit from a reduced price (€ 4). Groups of over 10 people: 5 € per visitor. Access is free for all visitors during the Heritage Days and the first Sunday of every month (except in high season).

Guided tours are offered against a surcharge of € 2.40. Free tour with audio guide: € 2.

The museum holds the "Tourism and Handicap" label. All collections are accessible to people with reduced mobility.

The visit has pleased your children? Take them to the Dinosaur Museum in Meze.