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Musée Jaurès à Castres

«What is the most important; is the continuity of action, the perpetual awakening of thought and a working class consciousness. This is genuine protection. This is the guarantee for the future»

(extract from the last article written by Jean Jaurès, in l’Humanité, on 31st July 1914).

Leader of the socialist party and champion of Dreyfus and of all the oppressed, an ardent republican, anxious to continue to socialism the ideals and benefits of the French revolution, he was also the most courageous of pacifist militants.

Assassinated in Paris, at the "Café du Croissant", on the eve of the first world conflict, he was a warm character, of exceptional honesty who gave politics its most noble face.

As well as hundreds of figurative documents written on Jean Jaurès, the Museum’s collection contains large collections of satirical cartoons and lithographs and drawings on the political world at the beginning of the century (the works of Léandre, Steinlen, Eloy Vincent, Noël Dorville, Jean Veber…)

Le musée Jaurès à Castres

Besides the Museum and the Reference Library, we show throughout the year:

  • temporary and itinerant exhibitions (free admission)
  • conferences and colloquiums
  • thematic evenings (screening of films + debates)
  • various works and publications

Opening hours :

10h00 - 12h00 / 14h00 - 18h00

From 1st October to 31st March :
10h00 - 12h00 / 14h00 - 17h00

July - August :
Open every day from 10h to 12h and from 14h to 18h. Closed Mondays, 1st January, 1st May, 1st November, 25th December and Sundays from 1st November to 31st March.

Tariffs :

  • Temporary exhibitions: free admission
  • Admission to Jaurès museum: 3.00 € (RT: 1.50 €)