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VisitEmperi military museum

Emperi Museum

History collections from the French armies

The Brunon brothers made Château de l’Empéri into a museum: Musée de l’Emperi.

The Raoul and Jean Brunon collections at Château de l’Empéri became the property of the Army Museum (Hôtel National des Invalides, Paris) in 1967.

The collection on show at Château de l’Empéri is one of the best collections of French military history in the world.

Its Napoleon section is its crowning glory.

Visitors go on a trip back in time through French history from the reign of King Louis XIV to the First World War (1914-1918).

The outstanding and rich collection also includes unusual or exceptional items.


Etienne G

An exceptional museum in terms of both its weapons collection and reenactments of military scenes in costumes. This is an unmissable tour and very enlightening in terms of the periods it covers and the standard of items on show.


Salle Théodore Jourdan

19 pastoral paintings

Pastoralism artworks

A room in Château de l’Empéri is devoted to work by the painter Théodore Jourdan. He was born in Salon in 1833 and mainly painted sites in Provence, especially pastoral scenes depicting Arles Merino sheep. He left the town a collection of 19 large canvases alongside sixty drawings on display in a room bearing his name at the Musée de Salon & de la Crau.

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For children and adult

Languages: French, English

Nearby car park.

Admission: Standard: 5.50 €

Concession (proof required): 3.50 €

Large family card holders, seniors aged 65 and over, disabled people and their carers, teachers with the Education Pass, guides with the “carte collégien de Provence”, holders of a pass that has been officially agreed with Salon-de-Provence (Regional Tourist Board leisure and visitor passport, Routard’s Guide), groups of at least 10 people.

Useful information

Combo ticket: EMPÉRI MUSEUM + NOSTRADAMUS’S HOUSE Standard: 8 € Concession: 6 € Free (proof required):

First Sunday of the month, jobseekers, benefits claimants, young people (school children, students and apprentices) aged 26 and under, active soldiers, teachers and guides visiting for professional reasons, school or tour group coach drivers, journalists visiting for professional reasons, curators of French public collections and ICOM card holders, Ministry of Defence citizens

The Théodore Jourdan permanent exhibition galleries are free to visit.

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