Earnest Renan was born in this timber-framed 17th century house. Once home to a shipowner, it was donated it to the state in 1946 by the writer’s...
Earnest Renan was born in this timber-framed 17th century house. Once home to a shipowner, it was donated it to the state in 1946 by the writer’s granddaughters. On the ground floor, his mother ran a grocery store. Renan’s office, on the first floor has been reconstructed with authentic furniture to resemble that which he had at le College de France whose administrator he was. High under the roof, in the lookout of the third floor, the scholar’s room, small and stark, once home to the famous author of "Vie de Jesus", will evoke contemplation and reflection. Some of the Renan’s objects, documents and memories are carefully preserved in his abode. Animations and exhibitions take place throughout the year. Open:> From April to September: from 10 a.m. to noon and from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.> 1st October to 31st March: upon appointment. Closed:> Mondays and Tuesdays in April, May, June, September.> 1st May. Admission fees: Adults : 3 €; Concessions (18 to 25) = 2,50 €; Free admission: minors under 18*; Free admission: 18-25 years old* (citizens of one of the 27 countries of the EU or are non-European permanent residents of France) * excluding school groups