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Lacaune les Bains
Museum of the manufacture of Lacaune ham and exhibitions of old machines, equipment and period objects. At the end of the visit, a video about the demonstration of slicing ham with the bone will be shown to you, before the free tasting of the house’s main specialities.
Self-guided tour: From mid-February to December and during school holidays, Monday to Saturday from 9:30am to 11:15am and 2:30pm to 4:45pm (5:30pm).
Self-guided tour: 4€ – Children <12 years old: free.
Musée du Vieux Lacaune
Located in the 16th century consular house, this museum takes young and old alike back into the past: the Enfant Sauvage (Wild Child), the Lacaune thermal baths,… 15 rooms in which you will discover costumes and tools retracing the daily life of the Lacaunais and the history of the village from 1700 to 1945.
Self-guided tour: From 19 May to 30 June and September, Tuesday to Saturday from 3:00pm to 6:00pm. In July and August, Monday from 2:30pm to 6:30pm and Tuesday to Sunday from 10:30am to 12:30pm and 2:30pm to 6:00pm.
Adult : 2€ – Children <12 years old : free.
Place du Griffoul
Maison de la Charcuterie
For centuries, the Lacaune Mountains have radiated a gourmet know-how, the fruit of the talent of men and a land of complicity. Discover the origins of the cured meats in our mountain as well as the technical progress that has allowed the salting to become a real economic activity. Product tasting at the end of the visit and shop on site.
Self-guided tour: From 15 June to 15 September, Monday to September from 2:00pm to 6:00pm.
Self-guided tour: 3€ – Children <12 years old: free.
3, rue du Biarnès
There are many flocks of “Lacaune” sheep in this medium mountain area, dedicated to breeding. In the past, the wool of these sheep was used in many spinning mills. On the occasion of a visit, an enthusiast will operate, in front of you, a whole set of pulleys, belts, cards and spinning machines dating from the 19th century, but still in working order.
From June 15 to September 15, guided tour on Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 2:30pm sharp.
Adult : 4€ – Children <12 years old: free.
Rue Rhin et Danube
Permanent exhibition of miniature vehicles: the taxis of the World, the Pinder circus, La Poste, trucks and semi-trailers, campe vans and buses, the fire brigade, the rally and Monte Carlo in particular, the speed and the 24 hours of Le Mans, police and gendarmerie of the World, EDF, …
Free visit: Saturdays from 9:30am to 12:00pm and from 2:30pm to 6:00pm. The rest of the time, by appointment.
4, rue André Théron
Centre d’interprétation des Mégalithes
Discovery of the life of Neolithic men and women (first farmers and stockbreeders of Prehistory) and exhibition of about fifteen of their stone works.
Self-guided tour: From September 16 to June 14, Monday to Saturday from 9:15am to 12:15pm. From 15 to 30 of June and from 1 to 15 September, Monday to Saturday from 9:15am to 12:15pm, and Tuesday and Thursday from 2:00pm to 5:00pm. In July and August, Monday to Saturday from 9:15am to 12:15pm and from 4:00pm to 6:00pm.
Self-guided tour: 3€ – Children < 12 years old: free.
Place de la mairie (inside the Tourist Information Office)
Musée de l’auto ancienne
Private collection of about twenty cars dating from the 1920s to the 1970s: the Florida, the convertible, the Peugeot 203. Vehicles on display but also everything around: collection of oil cans, enamelled plates on the theme of the automobile, old petrol pumps, …
Guided tour all year round, by reservation.
Musée des battages et des anciens tracteurs
This museum space presents 120 tractors, dating from 1921 to 1960s, including a series of Lanz, notably the 55, and SFVs, including the 551. The collection also includes steam machines from 1907 and 1914, threshing machines with a threshing press that is unique in Europe, and a motorcycle binder mower that worked on sloping fields.
Guided tour from June to September, Wednesdays from 10:00am to 12:00pm (reservation required). The rest of the time, by appointment.
Adult: 3€ -Children <10 years old: 1€.
211, route de Bédarieux
Maison de Payrac
Situated in an exceptional natural site, this former 19th century farmhouse is a living testimony to the rural mountain habitat. Depending on the programme: workshop, walk, demonstration around wool, wood, hay or a tasting of fresh bread or a grilling “from meadow to plate”. The children will be able to play freely with toys of yesteryear, in huts or near animals.
In May, June and September, Sundays and holidays from 12:30 to 6:30pm. In July and August, every day from 11:30am to 6:30pm.
Musée de la vie paysanne dans le Haut-Languedoc
Nearby the lake of Laouzas, in the buildings of an old farm typical of the Haut-Languedoc, are presented, in situation, the peasant life and the craft industry of a village of formerly which reveal the talents of our rough mountain people. In addition, a unique collection of minerals welcomes you from the entrance.
Self-guided tour: May, June and September, every day from 2:00pm to 6:00pm. In July and August, Friday to Wednesday from 3:00pm to 7:00pm and Thursday from 6:00pm to 10:00pm.
Self-guided visite (+ treasure hunt for children): 4€ – Children < 12 years old: free.
Les Tours du château de Nages
Walk up the steps of the majestif staircase of the Count of Thézan’s castle, to reach two beautiful rooms and a round tower. On the ground floor, you will discover the kitchen of the castle with it majestic fireplace and its prison tower. Exhibitions in July and August. Nearby, the church presents the luminous inconographic frescoes of Mickael Greschny.
Self-guided tour (+ treasure hunt for children): From July 7 to August 30, Tuesday to Saturday from 5:30pm to 7:30pm.
Self-guided tour: Free participation. 1€ to do the treasure hunt.
Le Presbytère de Tastavy
This bulding presents the Catholic religious heritage of yesterday and today, in the area of the Monts de Lacaune: family piety, the main stages in the life of a Christian, the course of the liturgical year (Christmas, Easter, …), the reconstruction of a sacristy, … and many objects of worship. The conservatory is leaning against the church of Tastavy where magnificent frescoes by Mickael Greschny colour the heart and intoxicate the visitor.
In July and August, free visit Tuesday to Sunday from 4:30pm to 6:30pm..
Adult: 1€ – Children < 18 years old: free.
Rosis – Douch
La Maison du Mouflon et du Caroux
This building is entirely dedicated to the development of the Massif du Caroux. It presents its ecosystems, environment, flora and fauna (including the majestic mouflon). The educational table “interactive fingerprinting game”, exhibitions, photos of the Caroux, tasting and sale of honey make this visit enjoyable.
Open from mid-April to mid-September, Thursday to Monday from 2:00pm to 6:00pm.