Sanitary measures in place:
Wearing a mask recommended, hydroalcoholic gel available.
Open at regular times

Sanitary measures in place:
Wearing a mask recommended, hydroalcoholic gel available.

Built in the heart of the village of Carla Bayle, citadel fortified 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 work as much by its volume as by its 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 all year.
From September 16 to June 14: open Monday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday from 14 p.m. to 17 p.m.
From June 15 to September 15: open Tuesday to Sunday from 15 p.m. to 19 p.m.


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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

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  • cash



  • Audioguide
  • Boutiques
  • Parking
  • Coach parking


  • Drinking water point


  • Groups of 10 to 25 people welcome

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