Jean Duvernoy Historic Center


The Historic Center takes place in the heart of the village of Montaillou and offers free visits to the many hikers who roam the region.
The political will to highlight the village and its castle, its Cathar history and the results of the excavations carried out on the castle site have led to a mixed collaboration between historians, archaeologists and curators.

The first part deals with the great history of Catharism and the second describes the village, the castle and the way of life of the inhabitants.

The scenography is deliberately sober and it fades in favor of a strong graphic treatment in the space, thematic windows and a large detailed model of the site.

Additional documentation
Ariège-Pyrénées - The Jean Duvernoy Historical Center of Montaillou
La Dépèche - Montaillou opens a museum on its Cathar history 28-08-2021

Location: Montaillou, France
Date: August 2021
Area: 110 m²
Project management: Mairie de Montaillou
Position: Museographer, scenographer, general contractor
Archaeologist: Jean Paul Cazes
Historian: Loïc Lepreux
Graphic design: Gwenaelle Grandjean