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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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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