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Exhibition 1621, a rebel city facing the king

Exhibition in Montauban
  • Summer 1621, for nearly 70 years, the kingdom of France has been torn apart by the Wars of Religion. After subjugating Béarn, Saumur and then Poitou, Louis XIII continued his military campaign against the Protestant towns that resisted his authority.

  • Montauban, which was then one of the main strongholds of the Protestant party, was about to experience the longest siege in its history and to win its greatest feat of arms. Endowed with impressive fortifications, full of refugee peasants and soldiers who had come as reinforcements, galvanized by the pastors, the city was ready to do battle while the royal army, led by King Louis XIII himself and more than 20 strong 000 men, unfolds in the surrounding plain...

    On the occasion of its 400th...
    Montauban, which was then one of the main strongholds of the Protestant party, was about to experience the longest siege in its history and to win its greatest feat of arms. Endowed with impressive fortifications, full of refugee peasants and soldiers who had come as reinforcements, galvanized by the pastors, the city was ready to do battle while the royal army, led by King Louis XIII himself and more than 20 strong 000 men, unfolds in the surrounding plain...

    On the occasion of its 400th anniversary, discover this key event in the history of the city, the consequences of which will be felt throughout the 17th century.
Schedules
  • From July 11, 2022
    until December 31, 2022
  • Monday
    1:30 PM - 5:30 PM
  • Tuesday
    1:30 PM - 5:30 PM
  • Wednesday
    1:30 PM - 5:30 PM
  • Thursday
    1:30 PM - 5:30 PM
  • Friday
    1:30 PM - 5:30 PM
  • Saturday
    10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    1:30 PM - 5:30 PM