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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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  • Very nice well run place. Instead, thanks to friendly and educated staff takes us into the pain of the struggles of religion between Catholics and protestants. Having been persecuted by the Royal troops. High symbolic place in which we can feel the faith and courage of the faithful to see absolutely Attention .to the tours, you must come at 11 maxi or from 2 pm entry 6r
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  • 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 t...  more »
  • Back in the history. Know the camisards and the way they live their religion. Note a rally scheduled in September. interesting description and tables very explicit congratulations
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  • Wonderful Museum. Very rich historically. Beautiful Bookstore. Very nice building.
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  • Super very good summary historic visit, a lot of explanatory documents relating to the history of the revolt of camisarde
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  • Very enriching and edifying for anyone wanting to know the history of Protestantism in France.
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  • Suppression of protestants by the bourbon for those loving history
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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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