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Marcel Pagnol’s birthplace

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Aubagne is the birthplace of Marcel Pagnol (1895-1974), famous writer, filmmaker and academician whose works are studied at school by thousands of children.

The ground floor can be visited (130m ²), with two scenography areas: the recreation of the Pagnol family apartment (furniture and antiques), an exhibition space (photos, objects, letters) as well as a projection room (20 seats). 

In this late 19th century apartment, everything has been designed for visitors to soak up the atmosphere and climate of Marcel Pagnol’s family home, "the dining room, the room touching the cradle, the kitchen where Augustine bustled with happiness for the small family ... His first sticks, the childish drafts of his future works, he has drawn them on the table in the dining room while Joseph corrected his students’ papers and Augustine sewed her men’s garments in the golden light of the beautiful pendant lamp. Across the years, these parts have become inhabited by their presence which is almost palpable and they welcome us gently today "(Excerpt from a letter by Jacqueline Pagnol for the inauguration on 14 June 2003).

Maison Natale de Marcel Pagnol

16 cours Barthélemy - 13400 Aubagne.
Information: +33 (0)

Opening hours*:
 from 1st November to 31st May:
Monday to Saturday from 9.00 to 12.30 and from 14.00 to 17.30
• from 1st June to 31st October:
everyday from 9.30 to 12.30 and from 14.00 to 18.00**
**Thursdays from July 26th to August 23rd, 2018 : opened from 9.30 to 12.30 and from 15.00 to 21.00.
Closed on 1st January, 1st May, 25th and 26th December.
* subjet to change.

• Individual: €3 
• Discounts:
   - Groups* of 20+: €2 per person
   - School groups* of 20+: €1 per person
   - Students: €2 per person,
   - Children of 5 – 12: €1.5 per person
   - Free for children under 5

* For groups of over 20, please make a reservation at the Intermunicipal Tourist Office (email:

Visit "Le petit monde de Marcel Pagnol" (the small World of Marcel Pagnol)