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
> tel.: (33) (0)2 96 92 45 63
fax: (33) (0)2 96 92 13 50
> Guided tour :
Reservation required and subject to availability.
Duration: around 45 min
> 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.
From Saint-Brieuc: D 786 From Perros-Guirec: D 6 then D 786 From Guingamp: D 8