Musée du Catharisme - Maison des Mémoires de Mazamet
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Musée du Catharisme -
Maison des Mémoires
de Mazamet

Musée du Catharisme - Maison des Mémoires de Mazamet

Musée du Catharisme - Maison des Mémoires de Mazamet

Musée du Catharisme - Maison des Mémoires de Mazamet

Musée du Catharisme - Maison des Mémoires de Mazamet
 
Musée du Catharisme - Maison des Mémoires de Mazamet

Why an exhibition of Occitan Catharism in Mazamet?

Catharism, dissident religion of the Christian faith, considered to be a heresy by the all-powerful Catholic Church, was condemned, and its adepts were persecuted. The Cathars were obliged to flee into remote areas and found refuge in the Montagne Noire : at the edge of the Aude Cathar Country.

The Tarn side of this mountainous massif constituted a place of refuge and resistance for this religion. Hautpoul, the historic birthplace of Mazamet, ancient castrum (fortified village) perched on a rocky outcrop, served as a retreat during the period of the Inquisition. It was also one of the places of residence of the Cathar Archbishop of the diocese of Albi in the 13th century. This Medieval village is one of the rare vestiges of the Cathar time to be situated on the Tarn side of the Montagne Noire...
  Specialities

The Fuzier Home is a beautiful dwelling dating from the end of the 19th century, bought in the 1980s by the town of Mazamet, to make it into a cultural and tourism centre open to the public.

In 2000, to safeguard the communal heritage, a planning project was launched to transform the Fuzier Home into the Remembrance House, central point for tourism promotion and the enhancement of the historic heritage of the town.

The centre houses:
• on the ground floor, the Tourism Office as well as two rooms which have been refurbished in the 19th century style, in order to recreate the ambience of this grand Bourgeois home and to situate it in its context of the local history of the fellmongering activity.
• And on the 1st floor, since 15 May 2005, the permanent exhibition « Occitan Catharism, in Remembrance »

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Musée du Catharisme - Maison des Mémoires de Mazamet

Musée du Catharisme - Maison des Mémoires de Mazamet

Musée du Catharisme - Maison des Mémoires de Mazamet
  Opening Musée du Catharisme - Maison des Mémoires de Mazamet:

- February, March and 2 November to 16 December
- Wednesday - Saturday 10.00 to 12.00 and from 14:00 to 17:00
- April, May, September and October
- (wednesday to Sunday) 10.00 to 12.00 and from 14:00 to 17:00
- July and August - Monday to Saturday 10.00 to 12.00 and from 14:00 to 18:00
- Sunday and  (week-ends and public holidays) 10.00 to 12.00 and from 14:30 to 18:30
- Final visit 30 minutes prior to closing time 
 
Office de Tourisme de Mazamet La Communauté de Communes de la Montagne Noire Comité Départemental du Tourisme du Tarn Parc naturel régional du Haut-Languedoc
Equipments and Services:
 
  * Parking
* Shop
* Pets allowed
* Library
* Groups accepted
* Individual guided tours
* Group guided tours
* Disabled reception
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Mazamet - Lac des Montagnès

Mazamet - Lac des Montagnès

Hautpoul, village médiéval

Hautpoul, village médiéval

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Maison du Bois et du Jouet


 
Randonnée La Rivière de la Dure
 
 
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Randonnée
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  Musée du Catharisme - Maison des Mémoires de Mazamet
 
Leisure - Museum
 
Maison des Mémoires
Rue des Casernes
81200 MAZAMET
 
Phone +33 5.63.61.56.56

Email -
contact@maison-memoires.com

Website -
www.museeducatharisme.fr

Rates, Methods of payment -
Adults: 5.00 €
Children: 2.50 €
 
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Mazamet

Mazamet

In-between the Atlantic and Mediterranean South, at the foot of the Montagne Noire, Mazamet still displays the imprint of its industrial inheritance. Today, the city is focusing on green tourism, and yet the years of the prestigious XIXth century wool processing industry are not to be forgotten. The elegant mansions are still there to remind us of these privileged times…Mazamet, the story of a successful redeployment. The notoriety of Mazamet started with the quality of its fabric in the XVIIIth century. It quickly developed in the XIXth century into the world centre of the innovative wool processing industry, soon paired with tawery and leather work. Today, our urban trails will take you round the history of the industrial development of the city and reveal remarkably elegant mansions, the landmarks of those privileged times. Cathars, a historical experience... Meet them at the Maison de la Mémoire: sound, video displays and reconstructions of peasants’ homes to get a better understanding of the cathars’ daily life as they were persecuted by Crusaders and Inquisitors. Do you know that Jean-Louis Etienne ( a French explorer) and Laurent Jalabert ( a famous racing cyclist) were born here. So if you love exploring or dream of sporting achievements, that’s the place! In the surroundings, you will be given the opportunity to to give it all : hiking, bike-riding, horse-riding, car rallies, water sports at the Lac de Montanès, exploring fauna and flora…What do you fancy?


Castres

Castres

The city of Castres lies in the south-west of the Tarn department in the Midi-Pyrénées. It is surrounded by beautiful scenery, the Tarn countryside being home to many lovely chateaux, with glorious sunflower-filled fields providing a perfect backdrop for these elegant houses of days gone by. Castres is built on the River Agout, and the old houses on either side lean their upper stories out over the water as though reaching out to the opposite bank. These were once the homes of the weavers and the dyers, and this connection with the textile industry is still important to Castres today. Castres is full of history, and there are reminders of its past very much in evidence in the modern city. The city was founded around a Benedictine Abbey, but also existed in Roman times as Castroum. Monuments worth seeing are the Church of Saint Benoit, the fountain and the statue in the Place Jean Jaurès, the town hall which lies in the old Bishop’s palace, and the Quay of the Jacobains, viewed from the Pont Neuf. Also, don’t miss the opportunity to visit the Goya Museum, which houses the largest collection of Spanish art in France. Castres is an excellent place to be if you are one of the many people who love the buzz and colour of French markets. The town has two daily markets, with fresh produce on offer in the main square, and a bric-a-brac or flea market in the Place Albanique. On Saturdays the general market stretches down the riverside, making a most picturesque place to shop!...


Le golf de Mazamet
La Barouge

Le golf de Mazamet La Barouge - Mazamet

18-Holes.

With its 18 holes (par 70 - 5635 meter - 1991 by Philippe Durand. Many of the golf courses in Southern France are quite new (developed in the last 10 years or so) this course is one which shows maturity. Located in a beautiful valley with interesting views and challenging holes. Well worth a visit, a popular and enjoyable course, especially the last hole that requires you to lay-up before your final approach across a local road - beware of cars crossing fairway! Situated at the foot of the Montagne Noir in the south Tarn area, this course is the oldest in the "Département" and one of the most beautiful in the region. It is crossed by 2 rivers "Le Thoré" & "l’Issalès" and features numerous trees...


La Passerelle
de Mazamet

La Passerelle de Mazamet

Defy the void on La Passerelle de Mazamet in Hautpoul and stroll in this hilltop village. Want strong emotions? Climb to Hautpoul and take the metal footbridge suspended 70 meters above the valley of Arnette. Do you feel as she sways gently under your feet? Want a return in time? Stroll through the medieval streets where still floats the memory of the Cathars. Hautpoul is high and it gives goose bumps. At 70 meters above the ground, do not be dizzy. But alone, the exceptional view of the valley of the Arnette is worth taking his courage in both hands. By taking the footbridge that leads to Hautpoul, you will not only be spotted by the beauty of the landscape but in addition, you will go to discover a remarkable historical heritage. Unique in Occitania, La Passerelle de Mazamet is a 140-meter-long aerial path that crosses the Arnette Gorge at 70 meters high...


Albi

Albi

Albi is a thriving city which manages to combine past glory and present youth, with a truly dynamic economy. Over 600,000 tourists visit Albi every year. The town is famous for its Toulouse-Lautrec museum, with a unique collection of paintings and prints by the artist, as well as St Cecilia Cathedral, a masterpiece of Mediterranean Gothic architecture, its old neighborhoods with charming brick houses, not to mention two illustrious navigators amongst its native sons, La Pérouse and Rochegude. Albi also strives to improve life for its inhabitants : renovating the suburbs, reviving the city center. The city aims to get its Episcopal city listed as a Unesco World heritage Site. Arts, sports, education… Diversity is the hallmark of Albi the « erudite and audacious », making it even more of a city on the move, but where the living is easy...


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