Le Mas Soubeyran
Opening times :
from March 1st to Nov. 30th.
9:30am - 12:00pm
and 2:00pm - 6:00pm
July and August
from 9:30am - 6:30pm
tel +33 (0)4 66 85 02 72
fax +33 (0)4 66 85 00 02
In the heart of a typical hamlet in the Cevennes, the alleyways lead to the birthplace and house of Camisard leader, Roland. Through artifacts and authentic documents, the DESERT MUSEUM brings to life the Huguenot past and the history of the Camisards.
The ‘Desert’ period (1685-1789), from the Revocation of the Edict of Nantes to the French Revolution.
The Camisards war
Persecutions and resistance.
The clandestine life.
The long road to freedom of conscience achieved at the French Revolution.
Through fifteen rooms, the Desert Museum presents the following :
Antique furniture and domestic objects from the Cevennes : costumes from the era, a fully equipped authentic XVIIIth century kitchen, products that are grown and fabricated in the region.
A reconstitution of a family evening in the Cevennes.
Original weapons and hand-drawn maps from the Camisards war.
Hiding places for hunted men and forbidden books.
Authentic documents, manuscripts and prints ; official letters and decrees from the royal powers.
Clandestine pulpits, communion cups, birth and marriage certificates.
An impressive collection of Bibles and Psalters.
A large collection of paintings and prints.