Desert museum

The history of Huguenots and Camisards in the Cévennes

The Desert Museum is established in the birthplace of Chef Camisard Pierre Laporte nicknamed Roland. A page of Protestant history opens before us. She will show us how she shaped the history of the Cévennes, how this cultural and spiritual past is reflected in the Cévennoles mentality and culture. (from March 1 to November 30 we open from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. and in July-August open continuously from 9:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.).

Tariffs and Hours of the Desert Museum

The Musée du Désert, devoted to the history of the Cévennes and in particular to the history of Protestantism in the region, opens its doors to visitors from March 1 to November 30. The visits, free or commented, can be made 7 days a week during the opening period. In July and August, site hours are 9:30 am to 6:30 pm non-stop. Except July-August, the museum closes between 12:30 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. Full price individual tickets are € 6.00. The price is reduced to € 4.50 for young people under 18 and school children, and entry is free for children under 10. A new rate with the "Family ticket" (2 adults and 2 young people) for € 15.00.

How to get to the Musée du Désert from the campsite?

The Historical Desert Museum is located in Mialet, just 13 km from the Gard campsite in Gaujac. You can get there in 20 minutes by car. Go back to Anduze and stay on the east bank of the river. Continue on the D129, pass in front of the Bambouseraie and enter the village of Générargues. At the town hall, turn left onto the D50. Continue on the D50 to Luziers. After leaving the village, turn right towards Le Canabas, then slightly left towards Le Mas Soubeyran. The Desert Museum is then about 500 m away.