Immerse yourself in the world of local crafts, the stages in the manufacture of fabric and the horn comb in a dedicated museum. Discover the tragic history of the Château de Montségur, emblem of Catharism and Grand Site Occitanie – Sud de France.


Cathar Pyrenees

Located to the east of Ariège, on the border of the Aude, this territory, labeled "Country of Art and History", revolves around [...]


Your program

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1 - Guided tour of the textile and horn comb museum in Lavelanet.

09h30: This museum in Lavelanet is located in a former cloth factory. The visit is enhanced with demonstrations to discover the fabric manufacturing processes (manual and mechanical spinning, dyeing, etc.)

2 - Guided tour of the '' Tissages Cathares '' workshop in Villeneuve d'Olmes

11h30: It is the logical continuation of the visit of the museum. After having gone back in time to the gates of the 21st century, extending the visit to Tissages Cathares allows you to make the link with contemporary activity in the atmosphere of a company and its production and its line of household linen in factory direct sale.

3 - Lunch at the restaurant ''La Maison'' in La Bastide-Sur-L'Hers

12h30: Menu suggestion with wine and coffee included:
Aumonière goat cheese, walnuts, candied onions
Duck leg confit - Accompaniment of the day
gourmet coffee

4 - Stories on the history of Catharism at the foot of the castle of Montségur

14h30: Perched at an altitude of 1207 m, this vertiginous citadel was the capital of the Cathar Church. At the end of a terrible siege in 1244, the Cathars were led to the stake. Catharism will never recover from the loss of Montségur. Continue with the free visit of the historical and archaeological museum of Montségur where there are exhibits the remains of excavations such as cannonballs, scissors, weapons and objects from the daily life of the men and women who succeeded one another on the site of the castle of Montségur.

5 - Visit and tasting at the Fontestorbes lemonade factory

16h30: The lemonade is handcrafted with water from the intermittent fountain.

17:30 p.m .: End of your day.

Prices / Validity

Adult: 51 €
Price Min. Max.
(from 01/01/2022 to 31/12/2022)
Min. €51

Payment method

  • Bank / credit card
  • Cheque
  • Vacation check
  • Cash
  • Bank transfer

The price does not include

Transportation, personal expenses, optional cancellation/travel insurance.

The price includes

The price includes: Guided tours of the textile and horn comb museum, the weaving workshop, the conference at the foot of Montségur castle, the free visit to the Montségur museum, the visit and tasting of artisanal lemonade, lunch with wine and coffee.