Visits to the museum for schools and recreation centres
In an effort to raise awareness about decorative arts, we offer young visitors a different style of tour of the museum. During visits especially adapted to their age groups, our guides present the materials, styles and functions of the objects in the collection in a fun manner. They also propose entertaining workshops presenting the Museum’s main themes and offer children the chance to return home with a small souvenir, such as a personalised 18th century style fan.
Much more than a museum
In former times, the Château de Laàs was the home of wealthy and enlightened collectors, Louis and Madeleine Serbat. Visitors can discover the castle as it used to be, without any protective barriers and objects exhibited behind glass. This has been done in order to retain its intimate character as a private family home: without a doubt the best way to discover the French-style way of life in the 18th and 19th centuries.
Getting to the Museum of the Château de Laàs
The Castle is located in Laàs (64390) in the Pyrénées-Atlantiques region at the meeting point between the Béarn and the Basque Country (follow the signs for the Château de Laàs and Le Château des Enigmes):
- 15 mins from Sauveterre and Navarrenx
- 20 mins from Orthez and Salies-de-Béarn
- 30 mins from Oloron-Sainte-Marie
- less than 1 hour from Bayonne, Hossegor, Dax and Pau
- 1 hour 15 minutes from Mont-de-Marsan, Tarbes and Lourdes
- 2 hours from Bordeaux
The entrance will be from the private car park where is indicated “Le Château des Enigmes”. The reception of the estate is located 200 meters from the starting point of the guided tour (plan to arrive 15 minutes before the starting time of the guided tour). A plan will be given to you at reception when you buy your ticket.