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Le Mas Soubeyran
30140 MIALET


Opening times :

Everyday from March 1st to Nov. 30th.
9:30am - 12:00pm
and 2:00pm - 6:00pm

Everyday in July and August
from 9:30am - 6:30pm

tel +33 (0)4 66 85 02 72


The Exhibition

This original museum, established in and around a historical house, evokes :

In the first part with 9 rooms :

-  The Reformation of the XVIth century.

- The Revocation of the Edict of Nantes (1685) by Louis XIV, hidden persecution, the dragonnades, forced conversions, and merciless penalties.

- The House (bedroom and kitchen), Camisard leader Rolland’s property, with antique furniture and traditional artifacts from the region.

- The Camisards War, a spontaneous revolt, short yet brutal, and the terrible consequences for the region.

- The Church in the ‘Desert’, their assemblies, a dangerous clandestine life.

- The Protestant’s civil status problem.

- Religious books, the source of their inspiration : Bibles, Psalters, and other forbidden works.

- The slow restoration of the Protestant Church with pastors Antoine Court and Paul Rabaut.

- The triumph of ideas of tolerance and the conquest of freedom of conscience.

The second part with 5 rooms, The Memorial, dedicated to :

- The pastors and preachers of the ‘Desert’ who were chased and killed.

- The Refuge, the foreign countries that received exiled Protestants.

- The galley-slaves condemned for religious reasons.

- Male and female prisoners for their faith.

- The reconstitution of an XVIIIth century family evening in the Cevennes.

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