Auberge de Provence

Also designed and built by Girolamo Cassar in 1574, this palace was the mansion of the French Knights of Provence. The French, who accounted for two-thirds of all Knights, traditionally maintained three Auberges (they obviously had three Langues) within the Order, namely the Auberge de (of) France, the Auberge de Provence and the Auberge d’ Auvergne.

During British Rule this building was known as the Union Club and was then the hub of Malta’s Social life. Today the Auberge de Provence houses the National Museum of Archaeology.