Musée Cévenol

Musée Cévenol

The Cévenol Museum was inaugurated on September 5, 1963. It gathers significant collections from prehistory to today over 1,500 m², presenting the territory of the Causses and Cévennes. From the north of the Massif de l’Aigoual to the Hérault garrigues, from Millau to Uzès, the collections of the Cévenol Museum focus on several themes aimed at showing the traditions, old artisanal and industrial activities of the southern Cévennes, and the region’s history. Among the three floors of the Cévenol Museum, you can find the permanent collections in Ethnology and Traditions, Textiles and Arts, and Literature.

Temporary Exhibition – The Louvre on the Move ’39-’45

Do you know how, despite the war of 1939-1945, the looting, the spoliation, the bombings, all the works from the Louvre museum are still visible today? How did these exceptional works come to us? From July 7, 2021, until June 26, 2022, the Cévenol Museum offers you the temporary exhibition “The Louvre on the Move, 1939-1945, in the company of Frédérique Hébrard, Lucie Mazauric, and André Chamson.”

The temporary exhibition retraces the journey of works from the Louvre museum across occupied France. At the risk of their lives, curators and keepers of the National Museums faced dramatic situations and multiple setbacks: evacuating works, hiding them, avoiding fires, floods, bombings, and threats of looting by Hitler.

The Cévenol Museum invites you to follow the two paths of the temporary exhibition. The first path within the walls of the Cévenol Museum. The second off-site path will take you on the Causses and in the Cévennes mountains along hiking trails to meet rescued works, at the mercy of exceptional villages and panoramas.

Practical Information

To learn more, visit the official page of the Cévenol Museum.



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