The Museum of Catharism

The Maison Fuzier is a beautiful late 19th century mansion purchased in the 1980s by the town of Mazamet to make it a cultural and tourist venue open to the public.  In 2000, in order to safeguard this municipal heritage, a development programme was launched to transform the Maison Fuzier into a House of Memories, a central point for the promotion of tourism and the enhancement of the town's historical heritage.
On the ground floor are the Tourist Office, two lounges refurbished in the 19th century style, a permanent exhibition room "The War of the Castles in Languedoc in the 13th century" presenting models of castles in the Cathar country.
On the first floor, the Museum of Catharism opened its doors in 2005.
On 300 m² of exhibition space, richly illustrated panels bring back to life these Cathar monks who left their mark on medieval Occitan society for three centuries.
Audioguides, tactile tablets, videos and models animate the museography and give everyone the keys to understanding the Cathar tragedy.


Museum of Catharism in Mazamet
Rue des Casernes,
81200 Mazamet
Phone : 05 63 61 56 56

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