The Musée des Troupes de la Marine in Fréjus is a must-see for anyone interested in the history of the French army and its overseas missions.

Thanks to its exceptional collections and diversified cultural program, the museum offers an enriching and entertaining experience for all ages!

The Museum of the Navy Troops

The Musée des troupes de la Marine is a museum of history, art, science and technology, military traditions and human adventure.
The museum presents a history illustrated by archives and iconographic documents, as well as a wide range of artifacts.

Open since October 1981, this place of memory and history is dedicated to the Troupes de Marine, a French army unit specialized in amphibious operations and overseas missions.
Founded in 1921, the Troupes de la Marine museum is located in Fréjus in the Boyer barracks, a former headquarters of the Troupes de la Marine.

Discover a rich collection of objects and archives relating to the history of the Troupes de Marine from their creation in 1622 to the present day.
You can see: uniforms, weapons, equipment, models, paintings, photographs and historical documents...

The outdoor museum of naval troops

MTDM-perspective on forecourt

With its 800 m² of exhibition space, the museum retraces the entire history of the Troupes de la Marine from year to year.
From a blunderbuss pistol dating back to the time of Louis XVI, to a model of a 74-gun vessel, to a weathercock from Bazeilles, the museum displays some 4,500 objects representing the traditions of the French Navy over 400 years.

The museum association regularly buys or collects collectors' items.
These include equipment, accessories, insignia, weapons, uniforms and documents designed to enhance existing records and archives.
These objects then become the property of the State.


Not far from the Naval Troops Museum, you can also visit other historically important buildings such as monuments, camps, bases, command posts...

These huge monuments remind us of the colonial presence on the land during the war.

Leisure activities in the vicinity

The activities

The activities on offer at the museum are many and varied.
You can take part in themed guided tours, educational workshops, lectures, film screenings, temporary exhibitions and cultural events.

Attend military ceremonies, weapons demonstrations and simulation exercises.

Guided tours by appointment only.

Schedules & Rates

Free admission and air-conditioned rooms.

October 1 to May 31: 2pm to 6pm, except Tuesdays and Saturdays.
June 1 to September 30: 10am to 12pm - 2pm to 6pm, except Saturday.

Closed on December 25 and January 1.

Photo gallery website La Brigante

Photo gallery website La Brigante


Exit the A8 freeway at the Capitou toll booth (Fréjus-St Raphaël exit).


Route de Bagnols
83600 Fréjus

To contact the Curator of the Musée des troupes de la Marine:

Avenue du musée des troupes de marine
Fréjus Var 83600 France

To make a donation and support the Musée des troupes de la marine and its heritage, you can send a cheque to the following address:

Extension du musée des Troupes de marine BP 10
83 601 FREJUS Cedex

The back of the cheque should read "EXTENSION", payable to "AAMTDM".