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.

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Groups :

> Guided tour :
Reservation required and subject to availability.
Duration: around 45 min

Individuals :

> Unguided tour :
Guide booklet in French, English, German, Italian et Spanish.

Video in French at the beginning of the visit.

Attention : new opening times in 2020 (subject to modification)
January to June and September to December : from 10.30 am to 1 pm and from 2 pm to 5 pm
July and August : from 10.30 am to 1 pm and from 2 pm to 6 pm
Closed every Monday and Tuesday. 
Annual closure : please contact the monument.

2021 rates :
   - adults : 4€
   - groups (from 20 people) : 3,50€
free admission : minors under 18 and 18-25 years old (EU nationals and regularised Eu residents) - excluding school groups.

Practical information


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


Useful addresses:

Tréguier Tourist Office
tel.: (33) (0)2 96 92 22 33 

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

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