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Memorial House (Maison des Memoires)

53 rue de Verdun, 11000 Carcassonne, France
+33 4 68 72 45 55
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If it is cold or wet (or too hot) and you have a bit of spare time you could visit this place for a... read more

Reviewed 18 May 2016
Northampton, United Kingdom
oddball museum

if you, like me, are a fan of quirky local gems, this is a must see. the memorabilia and preserved... read more

Reviewed 27 February 2016
Annie M
Montreal, France
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Home of poet Joë Bousquet.
  • Excellent34%
  • Very good40%
  • Average26%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
18 May 2016
27 Feb 2016
“oddball museum”
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53 rue de Verdun, 11000 Carcassonne, France
+33 4 68 72 45 55

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Reviewed 18 May 2016

If it is cold or wet (or too hot) and you have a bit of spare time you could visit this place for a short time. I found it quite interesting there but to get more from the visit you need to be able to...More

Thank BB150408
Reviewed 27 February 2016

if you, like me, are a fan of quirky local gems, this is a must see. the memorabilia and preserved bedroom of the incapacitated surrealist poet joë bousquet (as seen in world of interiors magazine).

Thank Annie M
Reviewed 31 January 2016

As the Memorial House and room of the poet Joe Bousquet was closed on the days of our visit, we were only able to view the exterior of this fine example of a mansion house in the middle of the Bastide section of Carcassonne. Entry...More

Thank KLE2013
Reviewed 30 April 2015

Its the home of Jose Bosquet, died just after the war and left as was - creepily - the rest of the house is used for archives and as exhibition space. From time to time they have knock-out shows that are barely advertised.

Thank gormandy
Reviewed 26 February 2015

We only viewed this property from the outside because of the closing time. It was brought to our attention by the helpful assistant in the tourism office nearby. It seems an invalid poet, who moved in the circles of Andre Le Breton and Max Ernst,...More

Thank plymouth
Reviewed 21 July 2014

a lot bigger than it seems at first. An interesting permanent exhibition and an excellent Max Ernst-related temporary exhibition when I was there.

Thank kuepper
Reviewed 19 October 2013

As I work in a literary museum I was really pleased to discover this in the 'downtown' area. An impressive exhibition of wood engravings on at the time, which I absolutely loved, in a spacious hall adjoining the Bousquet displays. As for M. Bousquet himself,...More

1  Thank Lynn P
Reviewed 4 June 2013

Before setting out "du côté de chez Bousquet", two important caveats: to get the most out of this strangely haunting tribute to one of France's significant modern poets and literary figures, you need to understand written French and have a bit of background knowledge of...More

4  Thank SpiritOfViator
Reviewed 18 September 2011

The interiors are nice (look at the ceilings in the rooms on the first floor!), but there was no particular exposition on display, only hooks hanging from the wall. And there was just a small room dedicated to Joë Bousquet. A bit odd and sad.......More

1  Thank PlainTraveller
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