Practical information

Opening hours

Multimedia library

Tuesday to Friday: 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturday: 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Sunday: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Mondays and public holidays: closed.

Library museum

April to October: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (closed on Mondays)
November to March: 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. (closed on Mondays)
January, 1 May and 25 December: closed.

Study room Kareen Mane

 Wednesday, Thursday and Friday: 12 p.m. to 5.30 p.m.; Saturday: 2 p.m. to 5.30 p.m.

Entry fees

Normal entry fee: €8 (without temporary exhibitions) or €12 (during temporary exhibitions)
Discounted entry fee*: €5 (without temporary exhibitions)or €8 (during temporary exhibitions)

Other entry fees

Group rates

  • 3 people: €15 (without temporary exhibitions) or €22 (during temporary exhibitions)
  • 4 people: €20 (without temporary exhibitions) or €32 (during temporary exhibitions)
  • Famille nombreuse (‘large family’) card holders: €22 (without temporary exhibitions) or €34 (during temporary exhibitions)

Free entry

  • Entry is free on the first Sunday of every month for holders of subscription cards for the multimedia library
  • For children under 11 years
  • For holders of a European Youth Card, ICOM (International Council of Museums) card, or conference guide card
  • During the European Night of Museums and European Heritage Days.

Audio guides and video guides

  • General visits: Available for free in English, German, Italian, Provençal, Arabic, Hebrew, and French Sign Language
  • Themed visits: €2

All tickets are valid for one day.
* People aged 12 to 25 years, groups of 8 people or more, people with disabilities (with a disability card), people receiving social welfare**, holders of the Culture pass, beneficiaries of partnerships as part of joint agreements
** RSA: Revenu de solidarité active (jobseekers’ allowance), AAH: Allocation aux adultes handicapés (welfare for adults with disabilities), ASS: Allocation de Solidarité Spécifique (welfare for specific solidarity), ADA: Allocation pour Demandeur d’Asile (welfare for asylum seekers), AER: Allocation Équivalent Retraite (retirement pension), ARE: Allocation de Retour à l’Emploi (back-to-work welfare).

With an annual membership, you can come back as often as you like!

  • Unlimited access to all exhibits.
  • Direct access to the museum.
  • €20 per person per year for residents of Carpentras
  • €30 per person per year for visitors.
  • 5% discount in the gift & book shop (excluding books and food products).

Notre partenaire

Optez pour le train avec SNCF TER SUD et bénéficiez d'avantages exclusifs !

Sur présentation de votre billet de train SNCF TER SUD du jour en direction de Carpentras, ou votre carte d’abonnement ZOU!, profitez d'un tarif réduit toute l'année pour la visite du musée et pour l'exposition temporaire pendant la saison estivale. La gare SNCF se trouve à seulement 400 mètres de l'Inguimbertine.

Planifiez votre déplacement en consultant les horaires et tarifs des trains.

Extra services

To ensure your visit is as comfortable as possible, the library museum offers the following free of charge:

  • A walking stick seat, upon request from reception.
  • Changing tables in the toilets.
  • A cloakroom on the garden level.
  • WiFi, via the city’s network ‘4EU’.


The museum welcomes groups upon reservation only.

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Entry fees for school trips

Unguided visits: Free
Accompanied visits (with a guide or workshop): Free for schools in Carpentras and €4 per child for schools outside of Carpentras.

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Map of the library museum

Find your way around the inside

Download the map of Inguimbertine

How to get to the library museum

You can easily reach Carpentras by following the A7 motorway. You can join the motorway via the fast lane at Avignon Nord, exit 23 (15 minutes), or Orange Sud, exit 22 (20 minutes).

Car parks

You have a choice of six free car parks:

  • The “Platanes” car park (638 spaces),
  • The car park at the tourist information office (56 spaces – 1.5 hour parking disc),
  • The “Général Khelifa” car park (121 spaces),
  • The “Terradou” car park (12 spaces),
  • The car park at the train station (247 places)
  • The car park at the “coulée verte” park (305 spaces), from which you can discover the old town and its rich architectural heritage at your leisure.

The library museum is 500 m from the bus station (270 Av. de la Gare, 84200 Carpentras) which is served by the Trans’Cove and Zou! (bus networks)

By train, the main train station of Avignon is only 38 minutes away on the ‘TER’ regional train network; from Avignon, most major cities in France and other European countries can be reached.

The Ventoux Provence aerodrome (ICAO code: LFNH) is 6 km away from the Hôtel-Dieu.

Coordinates: N 44°01'21'' - E 005°05'24''
Orientation: 31-13
Frequency: 118.175
Runways: 1,200 metres of tarmac and 850 metres of grass.