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Cal Mateu-Musée de Cerdagne

Sainte-Léocadie | 66

Once upon a time in the Cerdagne…

Housed in a magnificent eighteenth-century farm, the Cerdagne Cal Mateu Museum is a fine example of a large-scale Cerdagne agricultural estate.

The history of the domain is linked to the history of the area. In the seventeenth century, the signing of the Treaty of the Pyrenees (1659) divided the Cerdagne in half between France and Spain.

Starting out as a modest farm and becoming a vast estate, the house belonged to the Sicart family who built it up over time until it attained the stature of a domain representing royal power. In fact for a hundred years, generations of the Sicart family acted as magistrates (Viguiers) representing the King of France in Cerdagne. The turmoil of the French Revolution put an end to the role of the magistrate and the destiny of the estate underwent further changes. In 1810, it was sold to a wealthy Barcelona businessman, Mathieu Riu and took on the name it has today, Cal Mateu.
Nevertheless, the estate continued its agricultural activities until the 1990’s, when Jacques and Marie Bragulat, farmers who worked the land since 1952, finally retired.

The Cal Mateu- Cerdagne Museum is a member of two prestigious organisations, Monuments Historiques and Musée de France. Its stunning high altitude vegetable garden traces the history and geography of the estate. Through its mostly agricultural related collections presented in its permanent and temporary exhibitions, its guided tours and cultural and activities and programs, you can experience the many facets of Cerdagne, its history its border identity, its wealth and its evolution over the centuries.

Cal Mateu-Musée de Cerdagne Ferme Cal Mateu
66800 Sainte-Léocadie 04 68 04 08 05

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Rates and opening times



  • Adult : 6€
  • Students/Unemployed/ Disabled people 4.50€
  • Youth (11-18 years old) : 4.00€
  • Child (7-10 years old) : 3.00€
  • Family (2 adultes   2 children or under 18 years old) : 17€
  • Free for children under 7 years old (except workshops)

Reduction with certificate :

  • Reduction 1 : 5€ (65 year old, “Pass découverte 66”, Guide des Pyrénées, Hébergeurs partners, Station Porté Puymorens).
  • Reduction 2 : 4.50€ (Friends of the Museum, Billet Salons)


  • Adult : 5€
  • Jeune (Collège/Lycée/Students) : 3.50€
  • Child  (Nursery and primary school) : 2.50€
  • Additional chaperone  : 4.50€

Activities : 4.50€

Opening times

October to March:

  • from Monday to Friday from 2pm-5pm
  • Guided tour : 14h30, 15h30
  • During February school holidays : from Monday to Saturday from 2pm-5pm – Guided tour : 14h30, 15h30

April to June and September :

  • From Monday to Saturday from 10am-12:30pm and 2pm-5:30pm
  • Guided tour : 10h30, 14h30, 15h30 et 16h30

July and August :

  • Daily from 10am-13:30pm  and from 2:30pm-6:30pm
  • Guided tour : 10h30, 14h30, 15h30 et 16h30

For  groups (minimum 15 people.) : only by reservation

Access and Accessibility


  • On the RN116 between Saillagouse and Bourg-Madame
  • Parking Mairie for all vehicles  150 m from the entrance to the museum


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