Recently we discovered the small unique museum The French Seduction. The founder Ger Verhoeve took us here into the history of travel and tourism in France. A nostalgic and captivating visit thanks to the big historical knowledge of Ger Verhoeve and his huge collection of historical documents, books, travel guides, pictures, maps and souvenirs!
The museum, housed in an old bakery, is situated on a small square in Fontcouverte. The museum, housed in an old bakery, is situated on a small square in Fontcouverte. Ger also told that the annals tell us that in the room of the museum they already baked bread in a big oven since at least 1597, so for more than four ages, until the spot was transformed into a small museum. We know that because in that year Saint-Régis was born in Fontcouverte, a catholic priest who was later canonized. On our way back we saw a statue on the top of stone stairs and we could then guess who that was. It appears, there is a pilgrimage and procession every year on the 16th June to celebrate the Fête de Saint Jean-François Régis.
La Séduction Française is about 20 minutes by car from La Maison Chabbert. A nice trip which is good to combine with a visit to the beautiful village of Lagrasse. Also nice to go there by bike!