After the death in 2015 of Armand and Marie Pratlong, Caussenarde Farm founders, their family continue the adventure.
Our goal has always been and continues to maintain the memory of a past that has survived until the 1950s your parents or grandparents have surely known that lifestyle in the French countryside, with variations of course, but they will recognize many objects and tools.
Discover the intelligence deployed to save everything to make the most of what they produced. Our ancestors were
"Environmentalists" before its time, and their impact on nature was well below our modern practices. They lived modestly but stress free and in great solidarity.
Hélène PRATLONG BARET
Declared a World UNESCO Heritage.
The Causses have an outstanding example of a type of Mediterranean agro-pastoralism. This cultural tradition, based on social structures and local sheep breeds characteristics, is reflected in the structure of the landscape, especially in models of farms, businesses, fields, management of water, land and drailles commons of common land and what it reveals about the mode of evolution of these elements, particularly since the twelfth century. The agro-pastoral tradition is still alive and has been revitalized in recent decades.
La Ferme Caussenarde is the first guarantor of this ancient culture. It helps promote the work of the man on the high plateaux in the conservation of resources like water, but also the typical architectural heritage caussenardes houses.
Visit the Living Museum of the Causse Mejean
Between the Gorges du Tarn and Jonte gorges, on the beautiful plateau of the Causse Mejean saw the little village of Hyelzas. It was in this small hamlet of Lozère the museum "la Ferme Caussenarde d'Autrefois" just tell us the lives of residents of the mesa.
The Caussenards shaped the landscape for centuries with few resources. In an exceptional, typical architecture, tools, machinery, furniture, are presented as if time had stopped.