Located on the historical road that links Albi with the Mediterranean, Saint-Pons, a powerful abbey then a bishop's palace, has always occupied an important place in the region's history.
Visually impaired visitors can now enjoy touring the cathedral by means of the self-guided sensory circuit. Embossed illustrated books with large print are also available.
The museum is open to researchers and archaeology enthusiasts. It also offers introductory workshops to children and adults.
You cannot help but admire the pure Romanesque style of the southern wall and, in particular, the semi-circular apse with its harmonious proportions and two-tone pilaster strips.
Moving the northern wall increased the size of the nave by decentring the 17th-century high altar.
It has been listed on the register of historical monuments since 1951.
Its highly-reputed acoustics have made it a popular venue for classical music concerts.
You can also enjoy viewing dinosaur remains.
The second room focuses on the evolution of flint knapping through the ages and cultures.
The Grotte d’Aldène (Aldène Cave), renowned for its animal tracks, is featured with paw print casts, images of rock engravings, bear skulls found in the caves, etc.
A model recreates Simon de Montfort's siege of Minerve in 1210.
The exhibition on the first floor shows the excavations made during the renovation of the ramparts.
This preventive archaeological operation produced exceptional results as more than 6,000 objects were collected, shedding light on the history of a site dating back over 3,000 years.
Tour of an 11th-century Romanesque church (the altar dates back to the year 456).
Nature walks, themed days and evenings, conferences, exhibitions and cultural demonstrations are just some of the activities on offer to delight young and old alike!
In addition, you can handle, observe, experience and explore the riches of nature and take a multitude of steps to protect it: this is the motto of the leisure centre where children aged 6 to 13 can spend time during the school holidays. No time to be bored!
A multimedia space, a multimedia library and a giant kaleidoscope are also at your disposal.
The “Cebenna” encourages you to share experiences that focus on preserving and exploring the environment.
Exhibition of minerals from the Olargues region.
The Mediaeval history of the village.