Presentation of the permanent collections

Bequeathed to the City by Baron Lycklama in 1877, they reflect his love of antiquity, orientalism and, by means of ethnography and primitive arts, cosmopolitanism and travel. 


A series of small rooms, surrounded by gardens, house collections of art and objects from Oceania, the Himalayas and the Arctic, as well as a wealth of Mediterranean antiquities and pre-Columbian ceramics. The Chapelle Ste-Anne (St Anne’s Chapel) (12th century) is home to an outstanding collection of musical instruments from around the world (Asia, Africa, America, Oceania).

Three rooms devoted to Orientalism and Iran arts open onto the museum’s courtyard and the 11th century square tower (109 steps) from where there is a stunning panoramic view.