Chanouga and the White Aborigine

From story to comic, the edifying destiny of Narcisse Pelletier (1844-1894)

From 1er July 2017 to 30 June 2018

Programming 2018
  • Du 10 / 02 / 18 au 28 / 02 / 18
  • Du 01 / 03 / 18 au 31 / 03 / 18
  • Du 01 / 04 / 18 au 07 / 04 / 18

Development of the docking basins of the arsenal, Toulon harbor 1912, René Freze collection © Musée national de la Marine / DR graphic design Laëtitia Loas-OrselFrom the 1er July and until spring 2018, the Toulon Marine Museum offers visitors to discover the world of Chanouga. This comic book author traces the incredible story of Narcisse Pelletier, a young moss who, after a shipwreck in 1858, will be immersed for 17 years in the aboriginal culture. The "white savage", as he was nicknamed by the Australian press, will eventually be found and repatriated to France in 1875.

Throughout the summer, the Navy Museum has implemented a varied cultural offer around the work of Chanouga: residence of author, meetings and dedications with the public, animations, workshops, participation in the comic festival of Solliès-Ville ...

The adventure continues now out of season and the programming is just as rich!

The space Chanouga remains open to the public to discover the story of Narcisse Pelletier but also Chanouga original boards. The author has produced in the museum some of the pages of the 3 volume of Narcisse, to admire in preview!

During the school holidays, workshop visits to the 6-14 years, but also tours tales for the youngest (4-6 years) are scheduled. Go to the page "Visits and workshops" to discover the programming of the holidays of All Saints.

Finally, the launch of the 3 volume of the comic strip Narcisse, which recounts the return of the young man after having shared the life of the Aborigines during 17 years, will take place at the museum in the spring!

© Chanouga / Ed. Package - Graphic Design: Chanouga

Useful information

Hours :

June-August: every day, from 10h to 18h
September-May: every day except Tuesday, from 10h to 18h

Annual closure January, 1er May and 25 December


Full entrance fee: 6.50 €
Reduced rate entry: 5,50 €
Free admission: Free for less than 26 years, for teachers on presentation of the Education Pass of the current year, job seekers, disabled, military and civilian personnel of the Defense.

Information and reservations:

Such. 04 22 42 02 01 (the museum's opening hours)

Toulon - Practical Information

September - May every day except Tuesday from 10h to 18h.

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Tours in Toulon

Plastic workshops every Wednesday and Saturday, family visits and workshops during the holidays
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Toulon - Planchez-bull! [workshop for young people]

Next visit on Monday 19 February at 14h30
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Toulon - Tjukurpa -The Time of Dreams [Plastic Workshop]

Every Wednesday at 15h for children from 4 to 14 years
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