This incident started off the religious wars
The massacre in Wassy immediately triggered off the religious wars which were later to divide Europe – catholic and protestant armies were locked in battle until the Edict of Nantes was signed by Henri IV in 1598.
In 1980, a decision was taken to bring this historic site back to life by converting it into a Museum, where people could discover the history of French Protestantism and where Freedom of Conscience could be shown to be an essential value in the modern world.
In 1990, the vicarage was pulled down for safety reasons and a Square of the Reformation created in its place. The Temple has been restored and now houses the protestant Museum of the Wassy barn.
The protestant Museum in the Wassy barn
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The protestant Museum
in the Wassy barn
Rue du temple 52130 Wassy
- The French Protestant Museum of the West of France
- Albert Schweitzer's House in Gunsbach
- Protestant Museum of the Dauphiné
- International Museum of the Reformation (Geneva)
- The House of Protestantism in Poitou