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ALPES MARITIMES


ACTIVITIES

DAY AT SEA FROM ST JEAN CAP FERRAT TO OBSERVE MEDITERRANEAN CETACEANS
Boarding for an introduction to traditional navigation on a replica of a Caicos Turks sailboat led by two skippers. The day of observation and identification of Mediterranean cetaceans takes place at 40 km offshore in the protected area of Pelagos which is the subject of an agreement between France, Italy and Monaco.

ADDRESS :
SOS GRAND BLEU
Vieux Port
06230 Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat
Tel. +33 (0) 493 76 17 61
www.sosgrandbleu.asso.fr

- The training ship « Santo-Sospir ».
- Daily sailing from 9h to 17h, from April to October by reservation and if weather permits it.
- Prices : adults 50€ - children - 12 years 35€ (+ association dues + expenses).


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VISITS

MARINELAND WATER PARK
With 4500 residents of 36 species and 9 pools installed in the heart of 25 hectares, the Marineland Water Park is the largest in Europe. Killer whales live in a pool of 40 million liters of water and 11 m deep with a 64m long glass which allows underwater vision.
The space of 2200 m2 which has been hosting the two polar bears Flock and Rasputin since 2010, is itself unique in Europe. It consists of ponds with sea water and fresh water, prairie plants (barren environment), rocks, lakes and waterfalls, creating shady shelter looking like "natural dens."
As to the shark tunnel, it crosses from side to side in a 30 m long giant aquarium of nearly 2 million gallons of water that offers a surprising face to face with sharks.

The shows with dolphins, orcas and sea lions can be seen throughout the day and many other species are visible in the various aquariums and ponds: seals, penguins, rays, jellyfish, fish ...

NEW in 2011: the encounter with sharks in total immersion in a cage with bars

Facilities on site: 8 restaurants, shop, drink stands, and sweets.

Admission and Entertainment: Adult : €36, children from 3 to 12 years old : €28
www.marineland.fr



THEMATIC MUSEUMS

MUSEUM OF THE MARINE
Located in the Marineland Water Park, it houses the largest private marinecollection in Europe: 3000 works of art and models (access with the park entrance ticket).

ADDRESS :
Musée de la Marine
Marineland
RN 7 - 06600 ANTIBES
www.marineland.fr

THE MUSEUM OF THE SEA
The Fort Royal on the Island Ste Marguerite (Lerins islands facing Cannes), has two wrecks, underwater archaeological remains, and fragments of earth excavations carried out on the island. An area hosts temporary exhibitions and the terrace floor opens into a wide panorama taking in the bay of Cannes and the Southern Alps.

Ste Marguerite Island - Fort Royal Lerins islands CANNES
Tel. +33 (0) 493 43 18 17

MARINE MUSEUM - MEMORIAL ADMIRAL DE GRASSE
30 ship models are displayed in the vaulted rooms of the museum dedicated to Franz Joseph Paul, Earl of Grasse(1722-1788).

ADDRESS :
Hôtel Pontevès
23 boulevard Fragonard
06130 GRASSE
Tel. +33 (0)4 93 40 11 11

THE MUSEUM OF SHELLS
The curator is Jean-Pierre Sidois, the volunteer director of SOS Grand Bleu. This museum which is located on the old port of St Jean Cap Ferrat is unique in Europe. It gathers 4000 specimens of mollusks and shellfish, the most important collection in number of Mediterranean species (more than a thousand).

ADDRESS :
Quai du Vieux Port
06230 ST JEAN CAP FERRAT
Tel +33 (0) 493 76 17 61
http://musee-coquillages.com

MARINE MODELS MUSEUM
Collection of models of French warships and foreign yachts from all eras.

ADDRESS :
Place Wilson - Gare Maritime
06230 VILLEFRANCHE SUR MER
Tel. +33 (0)4 93 01 11 60

NAVAL MUSEUM
The naval history recounted through one of the largest collections of Europe (250 models of famous ships).

ADDRESS :
Terrasses de Fontvieille - Niveau 2
98000 MONACO
Tel. 00 377 92 05 28 48
www.musee-naval.mc

OCEANOGRAPHIC MUSEUM OF MONACO
Renowned museum located on the Rock of Monaco, above the Mediterranean, this institute is dedicated to art, science and museum activities for the discovery of the marine environment and public awareness.
EXHIBITION "BEAUTIFUL, FRAGILE, LIVING MEDITERRANEAN"
November 20, 2010 - Spring 2012
Exhibition dedicated to the Mediterranean, its beauty, its richness and the dangers it faces.
http://expo.oceano.org/index.php

ADDRESS :
Avenue St-Martin – 98000 MONACO
Tel + 377 93 15 36 00
www.oceano.mc



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ACTIVITIES

VISIT THE TOULON HARBOR
Only way to approach the arsenal and admire the buildings of the Navy, guided tours of the harbor of Toulon are offered by the boatmen of the port. You will be able to see the military arsenal and the buildings of the Navy, the marine cemetery, last anchoring of ships, the port of La Seyne-sur-Mer and the old shipyards, the Corniche of Tamaris seaside, the Bay of Lazaret and its mussel, the Sablettes, the peninsula of St Mandrier and long harbor wall that closes the bay to the east and its fortifications (Eyguillette, Balaguier, St. Louis, Lamalgue, Royal Tower, Cap Brun).

BATELIERS DE LA RADE
241, chemin de la calade
Les roches vertes Bt 7
83000 TOULON
Tel +33 (0) 494 46 24 65
www.lesbateliersdelarade.com

BATELIERS DE LA COTE D’AZUR
Port Miramar
83250 LA LONDE LES MAURES
Tel : +33 (0) 494 05 21 14
www.bateliersdelacotedazur.com



VISITS

Paul Ricard Oceanographic Institute on the Isle of Embiez
Only example in France and Europe for sponsorship of Oceanography, the Institute was founded in 1966 by Paul Ricard and Alain Bombard. Between scientific research and lectures on flora, fauna, and sea, its purpose is scientific research as well as public awareness. In the basins of the Aquarium, we can find many Mediterranean species, the showcases of the museum are devoted to archeology, endangered species and marine biology. The institute also offers a program of conferences, events and workshops for children.

ADDRESS :
Ile des Embiez - Le Brusc
83 140 SIX-FOURS-LES-PLAGES
Tel +33 (0) 494 34 02 49
www.les-embiez.com

SALINS D'HYERES
Exploited until 1995 and owned by the Conservatoire du Littoral, this site has remarkable biological and landscape interest. This place is a natural area of great wealth which consists of two wetlands:
- The Salins des Pesquiers, with marsh Redon, covers a total of 550 hectares in the central part of the double tombolo of the peninsula of Giens.
- Les Vieux Salins spread over 350 hectares, bordering nearly 3 km of the coastline.

Guided birding tours (not free)
Contact : League for the Protection of Birds at 04 94 01 09 77
Guided visits "Memory of Salt" (not free)
Contact : Maison du Tourisme Provence d'Azur at 04 94 38 50 91
Guided tours with a reduced number of participants to limit the disturbance of birds.

ADDRESS :
Communauté d'Agglomération Toulon Provence Méditerranée
Site des Salins d'Hyères
Tel 33+ (0) 494 01 36 33



THEMATIC MUSEUMS

NAVAL MUSEUM OF FORT BALAGUIER
Built between 1634 and 1636 and owned by the Navy, the fort of Balaguier houses a municipal museum.

ADDRESS :
924, corniche Bonaparte
LA SEYNE-SUR-MER
Tel +33 (0) 494 94 84 72

NATIONAL MUSEUM OF THE MARINE OF TOULON
Located in the historical building of the former arsenal, it recounts the development of the Port of Toulon, and houses a collection of large-scale models of ships and galleys.

ADDRESS :
Place Monsenergue
Quai de Norfolk
83000 Toulon
Tel : 04 22 42 02 01

MUSEUM OF DIVING
SANARY-SUR-MER
Tel +33 (0) 494 74 01 04

MUSEUM OF TAUROENTUM
This museum was born from the desire to want to protect the remains of a maritima villa which disappeared under the water in the third century.

ADDRESS :
131 Route Madrague
83270 St-CYR-SUR-MER
Tel +33 (0) 494 26 30 46

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