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Maison d'Ernest Renan à Tréguier

The life of the great writer in the house where he was born.

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 Collège 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 Jésus”, 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.

 

Maison d’Ernest Renan
20, rue Ernest-Renan
22220 Tréguier
> tel.: (33) (0)2 96 92 45 63
fax: (33) (0)2 96 92 13 50

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Offers

Groups :

> Guided tour :
French.
All year long.
Reservation required and subject to availability.
Duration: around 45 min

Individuals :

> Unguided tour :
Guide booklet in French, English, German, Italian et Spanish.
From April to September.

Video in French at the beginning of the visit.

Practical information

Opening hours

N.B.:

Opening times 2019 (subject to change) 

 

The House is open from April to September – please contact the monument for exact days and times.

  

10.30am-12.30pm / 2pm -6pm

 

From October to March, groups permitted on prior reservation only and according to availability. 

Closing days

January 1st, May 1st, November 1st and 11, December 25.

Access

Tréguier Maison d'Ernest Renan
20, rue Ernest Renan
22220 Tréguier
Ph. : 33 / (0)2 96 92 45 63
GPS coordinatesLatitude : 48.7880Longitude : -3.2292Plan your route

By car

From Saint-Brieuc: D 786 From Perros-Guirec: D 6 then D 786 From Guingamp: D 8

Suggestions

Useful addresses:

Tréguier Tourist Office
tel.: (33) (0)2 96 92 22 33
www.ot-cotedesajoncs.com 

Côtes d’Armor Tourist Board
Group service
tel.: (33) (0)2 96 62 72 01
www.cotesdarmor.com 

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