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Languedoc Museum 'The French Seduction' - near Narbonne, Carcassonne, Lagrasse and Fontfroide, Pays Carthare, South of France (Aude, Occitanie)

Museum Languedoc Carcassonne, Lagrasse, Narbonne Fontfroide, Occitanie, Corbieres, Aude, Pays Carthare

The museum 'The French Seduction' (or, as you like, 'The French Temptation') in Languedoc-Roussillon in Southern France (Occitanie) is close to famous French destinations and attractions such as Carcassonne, Lagrasse, Narbonne and the Abbey of Fontfroide, in the middle of the sunny wine region Corbières in Southern France (Aude, Occitanie), right on the border with the Minervois and the Canal du Midi.

'The French Seduction' is a travel museum in Languedoc and houses a permanent exhibition on the history, the present and the future of travel and tourism in France.

From Santiago de Compostela to the camping sites in the Languedoc

This authentic and cute little museum is established in an old bakery next to the former Café de la Place in Fontcouverte, Languedoc, Southern France (dep. Aude). There's historical evidence that the modest hall where the museum now found its place since centuries there had been an oven to bake bread, at least since 1600. Traces of that history are still visible, Indeed: space and museum are authentic.

The famous Dutch anchorman Philip Freriks opened the travel museum late 2016. The travel museum in Fontcouverte, in the Aude, contains numerous authentic and interesting documents, from very old to very new, about the history of travel and tourism in France.

Museum Languedoc 'The French Seduction'

2, Place de la Révolution

11700 Fontcouverte

Languedoc-Roussillon (Occitantie, Aude, Corbières)



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Museum about traveling and holidays in South of France

Conservator Ger Verhoeve takes you and your children in his museum on an interesting and entertaining 'grand tour' full of nostalgia and melancholy, via: 

  • Foothpaths, chariot trails and the first Roman roads, the ancient pilgrimage routes to Santiago de Compostela,
  • The Castle of Versailles as the first attraction park
  • The first travel guide for the 'Grand Tour' from 1657 and the first Dutch 'tourist' in Paris in 1778, although the word 'touris'' did not yet exist at that time
  • A rare fragment of the first geometric map of France from 1755,
  • Routes by coach, train, bicycle, automobile,  plane, then the high speed train TGV and up to the future hyperloop
  • Holidays to Paris, wine tours, the first camping grounds on the Mediterranean coast and much more ...
  • France in the course of time seen through the eyes of the British, of many Americans, some Germans and of famous Dutchmen like Leo Faust, Jan Brusse, Ed van der Elsken and Wilfred de Bruijn,
  • With the very first travel guide for France to the smartphone, which changed travel forever with specific apps, Tripadvisor,,   Airbnb, maps; google and you name it. 

Opening hours museum 'The French Seduction'

Museum 'The French Seduction' in Fontcouverte, Languedoc, near Carcassonne, Lagrasse, Narbonne, the Fontfroide Abbey and the Canal du Midi, is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10.30 to 19.00 and out of season preferably by appointment. Admission adults: € 7, -. Children up to the age of 13 are admitted free of charge to visit this authentic and cute museum. The guided tour and the full story takes about one hour.

Museum Languedoc 'The French Seduction'

  • Museum Languedoc 'The French Seduction', near Lagrasse, Carcassonne, Narbonne and Fontfroide
  • Open between 10 h. 30 till 19.00 hrs.
  • For other moments, especially 'off season', just call the museum.
  • You are welcome whole year round, also during winter or early spring.
  • The tour takes appr. 60 minutes. 
  • Price € 7,-. Free for minus 13 years.

Aude, Carcassonne, Fontfroide, Narbonne, Lagrasse, Languedoc Museum Occitanie

Fontcouverte: central between Carcassonne, Lagrasse, Fontfroide, Narbonne and the Canal du Midi

Do you enjoy a beach holiday or wine trip in the Languedoc-Roussillon (Occitanie, Aude) and do you need a touch of nostalgic culture and history? Then visit 'the French Seduction'. 

Sights in the Languedoc

Traditionally, tourists travel to famous landmarks in France such as Paris, the Mediterranean, and in Languedoc-Roussillon (Aude) to interesting destinations and places of interest such as:

  • Carcassonne 'Cité of Carcassonne'
  • Canal du Midi (also UNESCO World Heritage)
  • the medieval Lagrasse with its Abbey Sainte-Marie de Lagrasse
  • the book village Montolieu
  • the abbey of Fontfroide
  • the Pont du Gard (a Roman bridge of 3 levels)
  • the pilgrim ways to Santiago de Compostela
  • the fortifications of Vauban.

Museum in wine region Corbières (Aude)

The Corbières wine region in Languedoc is located in the department of Aude, between the towns of Narbonne, Carcassonne and Perpignan. The Corbières (and the Aude) has many Cathar castles, which served as a refuge at the time of the Crusade against the Cathars, which were located on the foothills of the Pyrenees, the former border between France and Spain, such as:

  •     Château de Villerouge-Termenès,
  •     Château de Peyrepertuse,
  •     Château de Quéribus
  •     Château d'Aguilar.

Furthermore, the Corbières is characterized by its extensive vineyards, fine wines, beautiful mountains and impressive views.

The Museum is located near the main sights of the Languedoc (Aude) and has countless interesting books, brochures, maps and souvenirs from the year 0 to today about traveling in and to France.

Holiday in France

Did you know that the word 'tourist' dates from just 1838 and the name 'Côte d'Azur' (the coastal area around the Mediterranean Sea) as a holiday destination from just 1894?  Before that time people did not travel for wine, car holidays or trips to the Languedoc (Occitanie), not even for camping, the beach and the sea, but for pilgrimage, trade, science or and health, not for pure pleasure.  That has since changed with millions of tourists each year in France, still for many people the favorite destination for holidays. 

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Museum  'The French Seduction' in Fontcouverte, Languedoc, near Carcassonne, Lagrasse, Narbonne, the Fontfroide Abbey and the Canal du Midi.