Visit of the Giono Center

  • Hôtel Raffin


Free visit of the Jean Giono Center (Hôtel Raffin, exhibitions and gardens).
The objective of the interpretation and documentation center is to offer literary tourism in the area.
A place of cultural mediation, it offers a new permanent exhibition, Jean Giono: "the paths of a work".
Created in 1992, the Jean Giono center is installed in a beautiful Provencal building of the XVIIIth century. You will be able to admire the old Provencal floor tiles of this building, its period woodwork and its beautiful ceilings. A scenographic garden offers a privileged space for resting, reading and writing, and a documentation and research center preserves and promotes the writer's work.
The Jean Giono Center also organizes literary walks, meetings with writers, readings and travelling exhibitions all year round.
Période(s) d'ouvertureFrom 01/04 to 30/09/2022, every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday except on Easter Monday, Feast of the Ascension, Whit Monday, May 1st, May 8th, July 14th and August 15th.
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday: open

10am to 12:30pm and from 2pm to 6pm.
Last entries at 5:15 pm.

From 01/10/2022 to 31/03/2023, every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday except on January 1st, November 1st, November 11th and December 25th.
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday: open

Open from 14h to 18h
Closed from December 23, 2021 to January 03, 2022.
Last entries at 5:15 pm.
  • Activity type :
    • Cultural activities
  • Arts and culture :
    • Arts
    • Litterature
  • Services :
    • 7 people max per group
    • 10 people min per group
  • Nature of supervised activity (ACT and SEJ) :
    • Introductory/discovery
  • Informations activite :
    • Place Hôtel Raffin


Adult: 5 to 6 € (Reduced rate of 5 euros for job seekers, recipients of social minima, under 18 years old, students, apprentices under 26 years old, groups of 7 people minimum, holders of a valid Alpes de Haute Provence museum passport.).

Group rate available for > 10 people.

Free for subscribers to the DLVA media library network, school groups from the DLVA territory, and accompanying adults.
During the Correspondances de Manosque festival, the Manosque children's book festival, the European Heritage Days, the Night of the Museums, the Rendez-vous aux jardins, the Estivales éditoriales.

Coupled ticket for exhibitions and visit of the house: 12 euros
Garden pass: 3 euros (reduced rate 2 euros).
Centre Jean Giono
Phone : +33 4 92 70 54 54
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3 boulevard Elémir Bourges
  • Spoken language(s) :
    • French
    • English


3 boulevard Elémir Bourges
GPS coordinates
Latitude : 43.831269
Longitude : 5.783967
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