The Amphoralis museum
The museum of Gallo-Roman pottery in Sallèles-d’Aude is built on what used to be an industrial city.
Open since 1992, it tells the history of potters and tilers who, during three centuries, mass-produced amphorae, tiles, bricks, pipes, tableware and even oil lamps. Today, thanks to Amphoralis, this past is still alive.
Always making research, Amphoralis has been rebuilding its Gallo-Roman village as it used to be thanks to the vestiges that were unearthed. Visitors can take part in the village construction by making mud walls or even bricks. The best way to experience the life of Gallo-Roman potters is to experiment with clay.
For more information, please check the Amphoralis museum website.
The museum of the Old Sallèles-d’Aude (musée du Vieux Sallèles)
To safeguard the old local heritage, pass it down to everyone and particularly the new generations, the museum of the Old Sallèles-d’Aude, one of the most important rural museums in the region, welcomes you to discover or rediscover the tools that shaped our ancestors’ way of life in a unique refurbished ramonétage with stables, cellar and housings. Three collections are displayed:
- ancient handicraft
- wine and wine-making
- everyday life.
Over 1,200 tools, machines and different items are on display. People can also see medals by the sculptor René Iché.