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Address: 20 rue Ernest Renan, 22220 Treguier, France
Phone Number: +33 2 96 92 45 63
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Earnest Renan was born in this timber-framed 17th century house. Once home...

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

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Small but lovely house museum

If you want to learn about French Secularism, or at least about one of the founders, this is the place. Good price on admission, lovely gardens, and interesting artifacts of... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 31 August 2014
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2014

Such an old house. To be honest, I am not familiar with Ernest Renan's work, and don't remember the tour all that well... all beams and historically charged ambiance. Certainly more interesting to people more inclined to this sort of thing.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2014

Visited on French version of 'Doors Open Day' when it was free to go in but I would certainly pay to return. This is a small museum contained in the half timbered house that Renan used to live in. The house is simply presented with a lot of documents relating to Renan's life. Not much in English but I got... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2014

If you want to learn about French Secularism, or at least about one of the founders, this is the place. Good price on admission, lovely gardens, and interesting artifacts of Renan's life in this old house.

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