Standing in the heart of the village of Carla Bayle, a citadel fortified in the XNUMXth century by the Count of Foix, the Pierre Bayle museum is housed in the house where the philosopher was born, restored in the pure architectural tradition of the time.

The museum 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 for 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 Philosophy of the Enlightenment as well as a humanist of the most intelligent.
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.

Location

Arize - Lèze

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Prices / Opening

Adult: 2,50 € Child: 1 €
Price Min. Max.
(from 01/01/2022 to 31/12/2023) Min. €2,50
(from 01/01/2022 to 31/12/2023) Min. €1

Payment method

  • Cheque
  • Cash

Opening

From 01 May to 30 June 2023
Monday Closed
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday Closed
Thursday Closed
Friday Closed
Saturday Open from 14:00:00 p.m. to 18:00:00 p.m.
Sunday Open from 14:00:00 p.m. to 18:00:00 p.m.
From July 01 to 31 August 2023
Monday Closed
Tuesday Open from 10 a.m. to 00 p.m. and from 00 p.m. to 12 p.m.
Wednesday Open from 10 a.m. to 00 p.m. and from 00 p.m. to 12 p.m.
Thursday Open from 10 a.m. to 00 p.m. and from 00 p.m. to 12 p.m.
Friday Open from 10 a.m. to 00 p.m. and from 00 p.m. to 12 p.m.
Saturday Open from 10 a.m. to 00 p.m. and from 00 p.m. to 12 p.m.
Sunday Open from 10 a.m. to 00 p.m. and from 00 p.m. to 12 p.m.

Services

Equipments

  • Show room
  • Parking nearby

Services

  • Educational visits
  • Tourist Documentation
  • Guided tours
  • Recreation center

Activities

  • Groups of 10 to 25 people welcome

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