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Le Mas Soubeyran

Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Gard

Le Mas Soubeyran - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Gard
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A picturesque Cévennes hamlet in the commune of Mialet, Le Mas Soubeyran was a major site for the Protestant resistance in the 17th and 18th centuries. A Desert Museum has been set up in the house where the Camisard leader Pierre Laporte (also known as Rolland) was born. Here visitors can learn all about the history of the Camisards and their struggle against the persecution they suffered during the Desert period, which lasted from the revocation of the Edict of Nantes in 1685 to the Edict of Tolerance in 1787. There is also a memorial to the martyrs of the Desert.

Every first Sunday in September, a large Protestant gathering takes place on the site of the Desert Museum.

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