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