Built in the heart of the village of Carla Bayle, fortified citadel in the XNUMXth century by the Count of Foix, the interpretation center is housed in the birthplace of the philosopher, restored in the pure architectural tradition of the time.
It evokes the life of the philosopher, from his childhood in Carla to his death in exile in Rotterdam, as well as his intellectual and biographical journey, all against a background of constant and multiple religious repression which characterizes the reign of Louis XIV and more generally, the history of Protestantism in France in the XNUMXth century.
Persecuted and exiled for reasons of religion, he left a considerable body of work both in terms of volume and content, which is marked by a very strong desire to freedom of conscience and tolerance.

Pierre Bayle is a philosopher and a major thinker of our history in whom the Encyclopedists saw a powerful precursor and inspirer. 
It is indeed, in the century of Louis XIV of an authentic "scout" of the Enlightenment philosophy as well as a most intelligent humanist.

The visit of the museum can be supplemented by that of the temple, located a stone's throw away, whose architecture is inspired by the first temples of the Reformation, but also by that of the XNUMXth century church of a rather surprising style.


Opening period:
Open from May to November. 
May - June - September - October: Saturday and Sunday from 14 p.m. to 18 p.m.
July and August: Tuesday to Sunday from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and from 14 p.m. to 19 p.m. 

Location

Arize - Lèze

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Prices / Opening

Others: 2,50 € Others: 1 €
Price Min. Max.
Adult entry Min. 2,50€
Child entry (7-13 years old) Min. 1€

Payment method

  • French bank and postal checks
  • Cash

Opening

From 09 August to 14 August 2022
Monday Closed
Tuesday Open
Wednesday Open
Thursday Open
Friday Open
Saturday Open
Sunday Open
From 16 August to 21 August 2022
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Tuesday Open
Wednesday Open
Thursday Open
Friday Open
Saturday Open
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From 23 August to 28 August 2022
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Tuesday Open
Wednesday Open
Thursday Open
Friday Open
Saturday Open
Sunday Open
From 30 August to 31 August 2022
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From September 03 to 04 September 2022
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From September 10 to 11 September 2022
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From September 17 to 18 September 2022
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From September 24 to 25 September 2022
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From October 01 to 02 October 2022
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From October 08 to 09 October 2022
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From October 15 to 16 October 2022
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From October 22 to 23 October 2022
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From October 29 to 30 October 2022
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Equipments and Services

Equipments

  • Audioguide
  • Boutiques
  • Parking
  • Coach parking

Comfort

  • Drinking water point

Activities

  • Groups of 10 to 25 people welcome

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