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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. Plan your Musee du Desert visit and explore what else you can see and do in Mialet using our Mialet trip maker .
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  • October 6, 2017
    Although Catholic, I came 3 times in this Museum, and I will come back. This story is now old enough to be common to us all. But what do not withdraw from the violence of history against the protestants. This violence, this desire to stigmatize some groups are nevertheless still alive. The quality of speakers makes the exciting visit.
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  • October 3, 2017
    Located in the beautiful village of Mialet, the Desert Museum presents a historical reflection very complet.de the time of the camisards in the Cévennes.
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  • September 17, 2017
    whether you are protestant or not it is a must... We're going with a lot of emotions and you come out there saying that unfortunately man has not much changed and what was going on before still happens in the world today
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  • August 13, 2017
    The Museum is very interesting and well explained. Part of our history of France that we do not necessarily good. The Camisards. If you like history, it is good that you stop there. If you are attending worship protestant or curious history, Ditto, stop.
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  • September 16, 2017
    A beautiful setting, in the Cevennes. This museum traces the history of the huguenots after the revocation of the edict of Nantes in 1705
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  • June 26, 2017
    Wonderful Museum. Very rich historically. Beautiful Bookstore. Very nice building.
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  • July 2, 2017
    Super very good summary historic visit, a lot of explanatory documents relating to the history of the revolt of camisarde
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  • July 14, 2017
    Very enriching and edifying for anyone wanting to know the history of Protestantism in France.
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