The fantastic museum of the Beast of Gevaudan in Saugues

Rue de la tour des Anglais - 43170 Saugues
Tel : +33 4 71 77 64 22

The official website Museum of the Beast of Gevaudan in Saugues

Created in 1999, the Museum of the fantastic beast of Gevaudan traces the mystery surrounding the history of this great and terrible mythical beast.

Fascinated by this myth, Lucien Gires worked for years at the opening of this museum like no other. Through vivid reconstructions of 24 places and events, you will discover the significant events of this incident troubling that marked the eighteenth century and following centuries.

Indeed, the story of the Beast of Gevaudan and its mysteries are still talking about them today!

The Museum of Fantastic Beast of Gevaudan was opened in the village of Saugues in the heart of the Auvergne Margeride. Macbett created by the association in 1999, he recounts the incredible story of the mysterious beast that killed over a hundred people in the eighteenth century. Werewolf monster drawn by a murderous, sorcerer ...

All assumptions were considered. A company of dragons, hunters reputed organized search parties, but nothing helped. The mystery remains unsolved. The Scottish writer Robert Louis Stevenson called the "Napoleon of wolves".

To find the atmosphere of the time and everything on this carnage, the museum offers a vivid and frightening reconstruction through realistic sets depicting the village of Gevaudan, and the different characters as the Bishop of Mende, the Dragons King, the court of Louis XIV and the mysterious Chastel.

Thrills guaranteed!


Several tables are staged to illustrate and comment on the evils of this animal still mysterious today with a visit of some thirty minutes.

Note what seems obvious: Very young children may be frightened by some paintings to the somber mood but the museum probably the greatest delight by allowing them to discover or rediscover the history of this beast that continues to fascinate and frightening.

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