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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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, althou... more »
Bien que catho, je suis venu 3 fois dans ce musée, et j'y reviendrai. Cette histoire est maintenant assez ancienne pour être commune à nous tous. Mais ce qui ne retire rien de la violence de l'histoir... more »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.
Situé dans le très beau village de Mialet, le Musée du Désert présente un reflet historique très complet.de l'époque des camisards en Cévennes. more »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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Museum dealing with the history of protestant worship, of repression and resistance of the followers of this cult when the revocation of the edict of Nantes. Many documents and objects are on display. The Museum also presents real life conditions of the huguenots at this time with the reconstitution of a Cévennes home.
Wonderful Museum built on a Protestant home. The Museum explains the history of the Camisards Huguenot protestants in the region of the Cévennes, who rioted after the revocation of the edict of Nantes. Because the Camisards were very attached to the Holy Scriptures, we find on-site a nice collection of bibles from eras, which some have been reproduced in miniature, which allowed better then hide controls. Very uplifting visit on religious freedom, and the right to be different!
The Museum of the Desert makes us discover (or rediscover) the history of Protestantism in France through the Camisards. A place where the testimony of these persecuted Christians calls because of their loyalty and their faith despite the persecution. Very edifying, to visit absolutely!
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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