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Musee du Desert, Mialet

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Once the house of Roland Laporte, the Camisard leader, Musee du Desert traces the history of Protestantism in the region, specifically in the Cévennes. The name is a reference to the Désert period, the time during which the practice of Protestant faith was illegal in France (1685-1787). You'll see a wide range of artifacts and documents of the period, including the preaching chairs that the pastors used, designed so that they could be easily transported and hidden. The noteworthy historical artifacts and the well-preserved village setting make this a popular museum. Put Musee du Desert and other Mialet attractions into our Mialet itinerary planner, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • Immersion in history with guided tour. Our young and friendly guide brings us a story captivating and interesting life of the Rolland Camisard leader. In his house you realize how rough the fight for the faith and also beyond religion, to freedom of conscience. Whether Catholic, protestant, atheist or other, this visit enriches us and it is moving to read some material witnesses of that time (list of galley slaves including...) This beautiful Museum located in a calm and authentic cevenol worth a visit!
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  • the history of Protestantism told by enthusiasts (highly recommended tour), in a framework and a region authentic.
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  • 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 ...  more »
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  • Catholics VS Protestants, why, we don't know it even today. However this pretext gives a superb tour and immersion in Protestantism. Do not hesitate to take the speaker for the guided tour: it is at the top. The village of Mas Soubeyran is a Pearl of architecture Cévennes.
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  • Very interesting. Very well explained. A nice discovery about the history of Protestantism in France.
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  • Interresting, a part of the history of France very poorly known. Guided very recommended.
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  • Enjoy a guided tour for to look you at the history of the Cevennes and the Camisards.
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  • Fun
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