Come to visit






From January to June and from September to December :
10h30 – 12h30 and 13h30 to 17h30

July and August :
10h00 to 19h00

Esperaza Museum is close Christmas and New Year's Day


Adults: 2.00€
Free up to 12 years old accompanies by an adult

A guided visit in English for groups can be arranged on reservation.

Phone : 04/68/74/00/75   Maïl :

Visit of musuem only : 3.00€ per person

Possibility of guided tour in English

Schools / Recreations centers / Holidays centers: from 4.00€ up to 5.00€ per pupil or child


Payment :

Credit card / Bank and postal checks / Cash

Address :
Cour de la Gare
BP 64 – 11260  ESPERAZA

How to come ?

By Car :

The Museum of Hatmaking is located in Espéraza in the Department of Aude: 45 km south of Carcassonne and 85 km west of Perpignan.

By train:

Train station SNCF of Carcassonne, connection by bus or TER between Carcassonne and Quillan..

SNCF offers train or bus tickets at 1.00 € for 1 journey between Carcassonne and Quillan.

By Plane :

Toulouse Airport : 129km / 1h30 by highway

Perpignan Airport : 82 km / 1h20

Carcassonne: Airport 45 km / 0h45


Autobus access

Motor Homes access


Accessible to dogs on a leash

Espéraza and its surroundings:

Snuggled up in an elbow of the High Valley of the Aude, between Pyrenees and Corbières, the city(estate) of Espéraza is situated at the heart of a particularly attractive region, both by the beauty of its landscapes and by its historic interest and its quality of life.

Doors of the Community of communes Pyrenees Audoises, it invites you  to visit all the remarkable sites which constitute tourist this whole vast territory.

The link according to you will allow to discover all the tourist attractions of Pyrenees Audoises near Espéraza:
Castles Cathars, museums, tourist train, local products, gone hiking open air, accommodation(hosting) and restoration(catering), etc……

The Museum of Hat-Making and the Dinosaur Museum are located in the same building.
The "house of the hatter" is a bed and breakfast located nearby, but has no link with the Museum.

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