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Rue Déodat Roché, 11190 ARQUES
lat. 42° 57' 10" - long. 2° 22' 29"

Tel. +33 4 68 69 82 87

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Arques is the village which saw the birth of Déodat Roché (1877-1978), the historian of Catharism. His house is the location for a permanent exhibition devoted to Catharism and its interpretations.
In the heart of the village stands the birthplace of Déodat Roché (1877-1978), the historian of Catharism.

To commemorate the village's illustrious son, the house today contains a permanent exhibition devoted to Catharism. It offers visitors 4 approaches to this religion that go beyond the purely religious: first, a historical approach; second, a spiritual approach; third a political approach; finally an approach devoted to everyday life among the Cathars. On the first floor a sound recording enables visitors to find out about Déodat Roché's life.
The entrance ticket also entitles you to visit Arques Castle.


Reception :


Rates, Methods of payment

  • Debit card
  • Bank and postal cheques
  • Holiday vouchers
  • Cash
  • Visa

Equipments and Services on site

  • Equipped meeting room
  • Library
  • Shop
  • Disabled reception
  • Coach parking
  • Unguided individual visits
  • Individual guided tours
  • Unguided group visits
  • Group guided tours
  • Groups accepted