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Ferme Caussenarde d'Autrefois

Travel back in time on the Grands Causses with the farm

In the heart of the Grands Causses, on the Causse Méjean, discover La Ferme Caussenarde d’Autrefois, a sublime, well-appointed place that transports you back to the time when the area was still inhabited.

All about

La Ferme Caussenarde d'Autrefois

Young and old alike will have a great time discovering this place of singular charm, immersing themselves in a time when men and their herds lived in harmony with nature.

A parenthesis in time

La Ferme Caussenarde d’Autrefois is a private family home that was converted into an eco-museum by Marie and Armand Pratlong in the 1970s. The buildings were constructed from 1640 onwards, and today their grandchildren have taken over and offer tours of the 500m² site, divided into 21 rooms.

To discover the Caussenarde farm, you’ll be greeted by Hélène, the site’s manager, who will explain the site’s history and anecdotes from yesteryear in an entertaining way. What’s more, we’ve set up a children’s trail with a quiz to help them discover the site and follow the story of little Jules.


Discover ewe breeding and Fédou cheese-making with the neighboring farm “Des Brebis et des Hommes”, still in operation, which organizes tours and tastings (ticket coupled with the Ferme Caussenarde d’Autrefois).

Practical information on

La Ferme Caussenarde d'Autrefois

  • How to get to La Ferme Caussenarde d'autrefois?

    Located in the south of France, in the Occitanie region, La Ferme Caussenarde d’autrefois is situated on the Causse Méjean, in the Cévennes National Park:

    • 19 minutes from Meyrueis
    • 25 minutes from Le Rozier
    • 30 minutes from Sainte Énimie / La Malène
    • 45 minutes from Florac
    • 1h from Mende / La Canourgue / Sévérac le Chateau

    How to get there

  • How long does it take to visit the farm?

    There are several types of farm visits:

    • The classic visit where you are free to take as much time as you like to visit the premises.
    • The combined visit with the “Des brebis et des hommes” premises in summer from 2 to 5.30pm on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. Places limited, booking essential. Length of visit: 3h30.
    • Special visit: Escape Game Le Sang Maudit. In partnership with Lou Mysteri, escape game professionals. Open all year round. Forbidden for children under 16.
  • Can we eat there?

    Yes, on the spot, in Hyelzas itself, the Fromagerie le Fédou offers tasting platters without reservation.

    You can also sample the delicious ewe’s milk ice creams from the “Armand et Marie” farm.