A museum of everyday life?

The collections are organised over three levels opening onto the south side of the garden.

At garden level, the original Provencal kitchen is at the "heart" of the house. It showcases various cooking methods and traditional furniture: kneading machine, scrip boxes, salt and flour etc. The reception rooms and private apartments house beautiful Provencal cabinets, mainly made of walnut, decorated with roses, olive branches, jasmine flowers, emblems of Provence.
In the small bathroom, there is a zinc tub with wheels, water heater, earthenware bidets and other hip baths reflecting the care taken over hygiene by the upper classes in the eighteenth century.

Among the elements constituting Provencal tradition, costumes have largely contributed to the development of a strong local identity, which is still very much alive today. Those exhibited in the museum reflect the clothing specific to urban and rural society during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.

The charming landscaped garden of roses, a lemon tree, boxwood hedges and beautiful magnolia was redesigned on the advice of the Viscount of Noailles in 1967 based on an inventory drawn up in 1778.