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Musee du Desert

Le Mas Soubeyran, 30140 Mialet, France
+33 4 66 85 02 72
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Terrific Protestant Museum

My husband's family heritage is Huguenots who immigrated to South Carolina in 1686, so we went to... read more

Reviewed 24 October 2017
Janet R
Tyler, Texas
Great History of Protestants in France

We enjoyed our visit here. Unfortunately their information in English is very minimal. It would... read more

Reviewed 19 June 2017
Richmond, VA, USA
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Le Mas Soubeyran, 30140 Mialet, France
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Reviewed 24 October 2017

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, although it focuses more specifically on the Camisards. In a tiny hamlet (Mas Soubeyran)...More

Thank Janet R
Reviewed 19 June 2017

We enjoyed our visit here. Unfortunately their information in English is very minimal. It would not have been as informative if we did not have a friend with a good command of French. Doing horrible things to our neighbors in the name of religion is...More

Thank By_His_Grace
Reviewed 4 May 2017

Visited for the second time, the Musee du Desert west of Ales. It does take 1.5 hours from the Pont du Gard to the Museum. There is a lovely little snack bar just past the museum with basic foods for most times of day and...More

1  Thank sinza2017
Reviewed 18 October 2016

This museum tells something of the history of official persecution against Southern French protestants [Camisards] following the Edict of Nantes (1685). [There is quite a parallel to the way that the protestant Covenanters were persecuted in Scotland at around the same time]. The old farmhouse...More

Thank Graham N
Reviewed 15 October 2016

Set in a small village, a few km from La Grotte de Trabuc, the museum gives insight into the social/religious history of the region with displays throughout several old buildings. A good wet weather activity and easy to combine with a visit to the caves...More

Thank Al R
Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

Our family of four visited this museum today. The adults found it fascinating but the guided tour was just too complex for my 7 year old son. There didn't seem to be any options to keep the younger visitors entertained which was a shame. Other...More

Thank Richard M
Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

Having visited many years ago, I was impressed to find new sections (air conditioned!) had been added to the original cottages. A great many historical documents and artefacts relating to the French Protestants and the persecution they suffered can be found here, and a good...More

Thank Liselotte B
Reviewed 6 May 2016

The Musee du Desert [History of the Huguenots and the Camisards] in the beautiful Cévennes is well worth the stunning drive to get there. Located in the home of one of the Huguenots, Roland, the museum is laid out very well and tells the important...More

1  Thank Tim T
Reviewed 5 November 2015

Happened upon this "refuge in the wilderness" about an hour from Nimes, during a cross country drive while in France. Beautiful grounds and excellent historical record of the history of the Huguenots. Even more moving after discovering my French Huguenot roots.

Thank K S
Reviewed 13 August 2015

Really excellent museum - much better than the website indicates. A comprehensive history of French Hugenots and a moving tribute to a very courageous group of people. The little hamlet it is situated in is gorgeous with lots of walking trails leading from it. Well...More

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