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Musee du Catharisme

Rue des Casernes, 81200 Mazamet, France
+33 5 63 61 56 56
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Poor exhibition

This museum really tells you very little about the cathars. Just a series of written boards with... read more

Reviewed 22 October 2017
Nottingham, United Kingdom
via mobile
Interesting but not much there

This is more of a educational visit with panels in French rather than a museum with artefacts etc... read more

Reviewed 29 June 2017
Laura G
via mobile
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At the gates of the Haut Languedoc's Natural Park, at the heart of the Black Mountain and Cathar Country, in a beautiful 19th century abode, discover Mazamet's Cathar Museum. Follow the cathar good-men and good women's footsteps, find about their history, their beliefs and their rituals during the Crusade and the Inquisition.The visit includes soundtracks, videos and reconstitution, in order to bring you to the heart of the Middle Ages and to understand the cathar tragedy....
  • Excellent38%
  • Very good36%
  • Average10%
  • Poor13%
  • Terrible3%
10 Apr 2017
“Worth an hour visit”
21 Oct 2017
“Poor exhibition”
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Rue des Casernes, 81200 Mazamet, France
+33 5 63 61 56 56
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Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

This museum really tells you very little about the cathars. Just a series of written boards with many of the same facts repeated several times. If you don't speak French you are just offered a sparse leaflet with a precis of some of the boards...More

Thank Ann_y21_12
Reviewed 29 June 2017 via mobile

This is more of a educational visit with panels in French rather than a museum with artefacts etc. There is an English guide but with much less written than the panels in French. It's inexpensive and fine if you're already in Mazamet but would not...More

Thank Laura G
Reviewed 10 April 2017

We drove to Mazamet especially to visit this museum as part of our week long journey through the Cathar country. The museum is located above the Office de Tourisme. The museum is small and there is an audio guide but unfortunately it did not work...More

Thank Whitebeard83
Sonia M, Directeur général at Musee du Catharisme, responded to this reviewResponded 23 May 2017

Thanks for your visit and your appreciation.

Reviewed 5 June 2016

This museum is actually upstairs inside the Tourist Office. It costs 3Euro to get in. All the displays are in French only and the 2 videos and one other audio are only in French. What they do for other languages is give you a leaflet...More

1  Thank Lucyland13
Reviewed 16 September 2015

A pleasant town with hospitable locals. Main purpose was to visit the Museum of Catharism. We were not disappointed. It contained an excellent display and clear explanations of Catharism. It provided the ideal starting point for our three week tour through Cathar Country in the...More

Thank Couple155
Reviewed 2 July 2011

This is a real gem of a museum located in Mazamet which is an interesting town in its own right. We travelled over La Montagne Noire and marvelled at the scenery lthough this is certainly not a route to take in winter: the road is...More

7  Thank Dr Benjamin P
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Ellie H
2 May 2015|
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Response from Sonia M | Property representative |
Un projet de visite audioguidée en anglais est en cours. Nous vous tiendrons informés....
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