Guided tours

Follow the mediator on a tour of Cal Mateu to discover together the history of Cerdanya over the years. This eighteenth century building, which was once a Cerdanya watchtower, then a food farm and now a Museum of France, tells us about the vicissitudes of the border, the agricultural traditions of the Cerdanya and, above all, the daily life of men and women in a mountainous area.

The guided tour takes place outdoors and lasts on average 45 minutes. It proposes a first active approach of the site in order to have keys of comprehension of the territory to then deepen its knowledge by traversing the various exhibitions. Each visit is unique, the mediator adapts his or her speech to the group according to the interests and questions of each person, thus creating a space conducive to exchange.

April - May - June - September : From Monday to Saturday, at 10:30 am, 2:30 pm and 3:30 pm
July and August : Every day, at 10:30 am, 2:30 pm, 3:30 pm, 4:30 pm
October to March : From Monday to Friday, at 2:30 pm and 3:30 pm

The free visits

To discover the Museum, its exhibitions and its garden independently, an explanatory document will be given to you at the reception desk.

It will allow you to visit the site at your own pace while having precise explanations on the history and architecture of Cal Mateu.

The basket of the 5 senses

Pick from the basket of sensory activities to discover the site differently. In the sheepfold, listen to the song of the sheep's wool to learn about the different stages of wool transformation. Blindfolded, discover the different building materials to better understand the local architecture. Everyone explores at their own pace and according to their desires.

To be borrowed at the site reception.

Duration: 1 hour visit + 45 minutes tasting of local dairy products. 
The tasting tour introduces visitors to the dairy industry of the Cerdan region. After a brief overview of the history of the site, there will be a thematic tour of the industry, with the help of the exhibits "Shepherds and herds" and "Jacques' dairy". Finally, there will be a tasting of local dairy products (depending on the season: goat cheese, cow cheese, yogurt, faisselles, fromage blanc).
Price: 10 euros per person
Duration: 1 hour guided tour of the museum + 30 minutes guided tour of the exhibitions and the garden + 30 minutes guided tour of the church HALF-DAY VISIT
This new offer gives you access to the interior of the church of Sainte-Léocadie, closed all year round. A masterpiece of baroque art, this visit is the perfect complement to the visit to the Museum and will allow you to discover the religious and daily history of Cerdagne.
Price: 10 euros per person