Guided tours for individuals or groups: visit the Cirque de Navacelles, the Museum and many other magical locations in the Lodévois and Larzac region
In a most beautiful and natural environment you can visit a magnificent Buddhist temple that is open to the public from April to October. Located to the northwest of Montpellier in France, Lerab Ling has established itself as one of the leading centres of Tibetan Buddhist culture and learning in Europe. The temple is inspired by the architecture of ancient Tibetan Buddhist monasteries.
An extension to the Savonnerie, the royal and then national carpet manufacturer dating back to Henri IV, it was named after the former soap manufacturer that Louis XIII set up in 1627. The Lodève workshop was opened in 1966 and moved into new buildings in 1990. The workshop produces carpets by contemporary artists such as Paulin, Hajdu, Lalane and Morellet and reproduces carpets from the 17th to 19th centuries. The carpets are sent to the Mobilier National to be distributed to the offices of official building such as embassies, ministries and the Elysée Palace.
The Musée de Lodève is currently undergoing extensive renovation and extension work. During this period the museum is continuing its activities outdoors, with lectures and workshops in winter and major exhibitions in the Cellier des Evêques every summer. The summer 2016 exhibition, “Alexandre Hollan, questions aux arbres d’ici” (questions to the trees), was held from 18 June to 6 November. For more than 30 years, Alexandre Hollan has been observing and painting the trees of Hérault again and again, translating his physical, spiritual and emotional experiences into paintings. He also writes about the meaning of his quest almost every day. Through the image of the tree, he questions how we look at things: “don’t look too hard if you want to see what is most important... “. Charcoal, watercolours, large-scale paintings, sketchbooks, audio recordings... there are 80 works to help us resonate with the artist’s vision.
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openings : Open all year
- January to March : tuesday to friday 10am-1 pm & 2pm - 6pm
saturday 10am - 1pm.
-April, May, June, September & October : Open everyday 10am-1 pm & 2pm - 6pm
- July & August : Open everyday 10am - 7pm
- November & December : tuesday to Saturday 10am-1 pm & 2pm - 6pm