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The Incontournables present :

With the INCONTOURNABLES : a traditional house from the Causse transformed into an ecomuseum

Set on the sandstone plateau of the Causse Méjéan in the hamlet of Hyelzas, in the department of the Lozère, with the INCONTOURNABLES the Ferme Caussenarde d’Autrefois is a traditional house from the Causse which has been transformed into an ecomuseum. Thanks to the initiative of the villagers Armand and Marie Pratlong it opened to the public in 1973. Today this family adventure continues with the couple’s children and grand children.

It has been preserved as it was in 1946 when it was last lived-in. The visit of the farm with its 500m² of buildings and around twenty rooms will allow you to discover how the older generations adapted themselves to their environment and learnt to live with it despite having no running water (they used rainwater which was collected in stone-built tanks) and no electricity. You will also understand how they lived according to the rythm of nature and the seasons.
This authentic family farm is a unique testimony to life and work in a harsh landscape where the love of the land was the main force which guided the farmers on a daily basis. Animations are regularly organised (cooking the bread like in the old days, workng in the forge, working the wool, basket-making etc.).

When you leave the Ferme Caussenard d’Autrefois, you can walk back to the entry of the village towards the cheese-making dairy Le Fédou, where you will be able to taste some great cheeses made with unpastorised milk from the ewe’s of the Causse and using a totaly traditional method.

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Standard ticket prices

Adults : 6,20€
Handicapped person : 3€
Juniors : 3,10€
Children under 6 years : Gratuit

Adults : 5,60€
Juniors : 2,80€
Children under 6 years : Gratuit

Opening dates and times

Opened every day from 7th April to 4th November 2018
Times : See website

Accepted payment

Bank cards, cash

On site

You can borrow a baby carrier (front and back carrier). Walks and hike circuits, shop, vast terrain, picnic tables, cheese tasting at the Fédou cheese-making dairy.

Contact Us

Website :
Email :
Tel : +33 (0)4 66 45 65 25
Address : Hyelzas, 48150 Hures la Parade


Access GPS : 44.217981, 3.324328