Founded in 1954 on the occasion of the fortieth anniversary of the death of Jean Jaurès, the Jaurès Museum was housed within the walls of the Hôtel de Ville just next to the Goya Museum.
In 1987 it moved to the place Pélisson and became the Jean Jaurès National Centre and Museum (CNMJJ). It was officially inaugurated on November 24, 1988 by the President of the Republic, François Mitterand.
CNMJJ offers a chronological and thematic tour, which allows visitors to discover and understand the life and work of this renowned orator.
Many of his works, newspapers, photographs and cartoons from the third Republic are also on display
Centre national et musée Jean Jaurès
2 place Pélisson
81100 Castres 05 63 62 41 83
Free entrance for temporary exhibits.
Museum visit :
- Full price: €3
- Reduced price : €1.50 : groups, students, disabled people, job seekers
- Free : under 18 years, school groups, Amis des musées de Castres and Ambassadeur tarnais
- From Tuesday to Saturday
- from 10am – 12pm and from 2pm-6pm
- 5pm from 1st October to 31 March
- Mondays in July and August
- Sundays from 2 May to 30 September
Closed : 1 January, 1 May, 1 November and 25 December