The museum of Art and Archeology

In a former Visitandines convent (17th century), later converted into National Stud farm, the museum has been part of the Pierre Mendès France cultural centre since 1992.

You will contemplate a wonderful collection of umbrellas (locally made) and sunshades. The interior of a traditional Cantal style house has also been created, explained by a sound and vision projection (in French and English versions).
• Cantal’s archaeological department: from Prehistoric to Middle Ages.
• Fine art department: paintings, sculptures and photographs.
• Temporary exhibitions.

WORKSHOPS FOR YOUNG PUBLIC
• “Come and become an artist!” during French school holydays, workshops are proposed to children from 4 and 12 years old (by prior appointment) in collaboration with the Tourist Office.
• “Come and celebrate your birthday” for children from 4 and 12 years old (maximum 10 persons) Wednesday from 2h p.m. to 5h p.m. (by prior appointment).

Equipments

  • Entertainments room
  • Exhibition space
  • Lift
  • Car park
  • Bicycle parking
  • Parking

Activities

  • Children's entertainment
  • Handicrafts workshops
  • Temporary exhibition

Spoken Languages

  • French

Adapted tourism

  • Magnetic loop available at the reception
  • Reception staff sensitized to the reception of people with disabilities
  • Accessible for wheelchairs with assistance
  • Hearing disability
  • Mental disability
  • Visual disability

Tourism and handicaps labels

  • Hearing disability
  • Mental disability
  • Visual disability

From 19/06 to 16/09/2022, every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday between 11 am and 6 pm.

From 21/09 to 19/10/2022, every Wednesday between 2 pm and 6 pm.

From 24/10 to 06/11/2022, every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday between 2 pm and 6 pm.
Closed exceptionally on bank holidays.

From 09/11 to 14/12/2022, every Wednesday between 2 pm and 6 pm.

From 19/12 to 30/12/2022, every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday between 2 pm and 6 pm.
Closed exceptionally on bank holidays.

Single ticket also valid for the two museums.
Single ticket giving access to both museums.
Full rate: €5 - Reduced rate: €3.5
Free for children under 18 years old. Free for all, every first Sunday of the month;.

37 rue des Carmes
15000 Aurillac

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