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Musee du Desert

Le Mas Soubeyran, 30140 Mialet, France
+33 4 66 85 02 72
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This museum,installed in the past home of the leader of the protestant Camisards,explains in an... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
drullputt
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Uzes, France
Playing tourist at home ;)

Another local "attraction" that I cannot recommend enough. If you visit the Cévennes and really... read more

Reviewed 10 June 2018
Fluffy184
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Germany
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Le Mas Soubeyran, 30140 Mialet, France
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This museum,installed in the past home of the leader of the protestant Camisards,explains in an excellent way a part of the tragic history of the religious wars aqfter the Edict de Nantes of religious freedom was revoked,with tragic consequences,and the benefits of the arrival in...More

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Reviewed 10 June 2018

Another local "attraction" that I cannot recommend enough. If you visit the Cévennes and really want to understand the place, its soul and its people, then the Mas Soubeyran is the place to go. They have an amazing collection, including original documents from the 17th...More

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Reviewed 23 October 2017

My husband's family heritage is Huguenots who immigrated to South Carolina in 1686, so we went to find information about the Huguenots' history in France. This museum was an excellent resource, although it focuses more specifically on the Camisards. In a tiny hamlet (Mas Soubeyran)...More

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Reviewed 19 June 2017

We enjoyed our visit here. Unfortunately their information in English is very minimal. It would not have been as informative if we did not have a friend with a good command of French. Doing horrible things to our neighbors in the name of religion is...More

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Reviewed 4 May 2017

Visited for the second time, the Musee du Desert west of Ales. It does take 1.5 hours from the Pont du Gard to the Museum. There is a lovely little snack bar just past the museum with basic foods for most times of day and...More

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Reviewed 18 October 2016

This museum tells something of the history of official persecution against Southern French protestants [Camisards] following the Edict of Nantes (1685). [There is quite a parallel to the way that the protestant Covenanters were persecuted in Scotland at around the same time]. The old farmhouse...More

Thank Graham N
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Reviewed 15 October 2016

Set in a small village, a few km from La Grotte de Trabuc, the museum gives insight into the social/religious history of the region with displays throughout several old buildings. A good wet weather activity and easy to combine with a visit to the caves...More

Thank Al R
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Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

Our family of four visited this museum today. The adults found it fascinating but the guided tour was just too complex for my 7 year old son. There didn't seem to be any options to keep the younger visitors entertained which was a shame. Other...More

Thank Richard M
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Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

Having visited many years ago, I was impressed to find new sections (air conditioned!) had been added to the original cottages. A great many historical documents and artefacts relating to the French Protestants and the persecution they suffered can be found here, and a good...More

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Reviewed 6 May 2016

The Musee du Desert [History of the Huguenots and the Camisards] in the beautiful Cévennes is well worth the stunning drive to get there. Located in the home of one of the Huguenots, Roland, the museum is laid out very well and tells the important...More

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