The rampart mansion: an historical site

For centuries, water and human are shaping the Musée Promenade's park. The rampart mansion is built on a solid mass which still bears traces of the tufa extraction, this light porous rock that has long been used in local construction. The walls that define the building area are dating back to the thirteenth century. In the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, is a dye which occupies the site on the present location of the artist's studio. Excavations have shown the presence of a wheel using the driving force of the water. The current buildings date back to their oldest parties XVIII-XIXth centuries. At this time, it was a mansion and a farm terraces. In the twentieth century, fish farming trials reuse basins from which only one remains today. This location was then used by a learning center and summer camp of the city of Aix-en-Provence. The town of Digne finally acquired ownership in 1977. It's now the "rampart mansion" with exhibition area and it's also the administrative center of the Promenade Museum, the Haute-Provence Geopark and the Global Geopark Network association developed in cooperation with UNESCO.

tropical aquariums






Haute Provence Geopark



Geological imaginary



Fossils room



Living dinosaurs






Gift shop



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