Located in a beautiful 1500th century pastel hotel, the Hôtel d'Ardouin museum invites you to revisit the history of Mazères from the Neolithic era to the present day. This hotel is bordered by a garden built in the spirit of the Renaissance (plants medicinal, vegetable, topiary). An exhibition hall presents the culture of pastel and its history. Reproductions of medieval weapons are exhibited in the garden. The museum offers a permanent exhibition Barbarians in Southern Gaul. It presents objects (mainly metal) from the excavations of the Merovingian necropolis of Bénazet. The visitor is called upon to become an apprentice archaeologist in order to discover who were the people who were buried there, around 1 years ago. How did they live? What was their daily life like? What was their belief? How did they die? This Barbarians in Southern Gaul exhibition answers all these questions and many more! Come and discover it quickly! The various exhibitions of the Mazères museum LEVEL 12: The founding of the abbey of Boulbonne (1253th century) and the creation of the bastide town of Mazères in 20. Reconstruction of a living room from the beginning of the 2th century , with objects from everyday life. LEVEL 14: Reception of the museum. Room of illustrious people (16th -19th) who stayed in Mazères. 3th century room and the architectural transformations of the bastide. Reconstruction of a dyer's workshop. LEVEL 2: 4nd part of the Barbarian visit to Southern Gaul. LEVEL 1: Beginning of the Barbarian visit to Southern Gaul. OPENING DAYS AND HOURS: From June 30 to September 10: Open from 12 a.m. to 15 p.m. and from 18 p.m. to 10 p.m. Closed Sunday, Monday and Tuesday. Guided tours: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday at 00 a.m. From January 2 to 31 May and from October 1 to December 31: Open from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 14 p.m. to 17 p.m. Closed Saturday afternoon, Sunday and Tuesday Guided tours: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday at 10 a.m., by appointment. Group visits: all year round, by appointment PRICES: Individuals: 5€ Adults. 3€ Young people (12-18 years old) and Students (-26 years old). Free for children up to 12 years old. Groups (from 10 people): €3,50 Adults. €1,50 Children and Youth. Schoolchildren: Specific offer For more information contact us at or by email at musee.mazeres@wanadoo.fr


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