Maison d'Ernest Renan

The writer Ernest Renan (1823-1892) was born in this timber framed Breton house in the early 17th century. The facade which faces the street is designed in a two-storey corbelled style. Even if the artist only spent the first fifteen years of his life in this house, he continued to go there for his holiday. Since, the house has been rearranged so that the layout represents the presence of the author when he was a child, then a teenager and finally when he was famous. The visitors will discover his bedroom, where he was born, with the granite fireplace and the box-bed. The bedroom of the schoolboy under the roof is also a reconstruction of his workroom when he was at the College de France. The house is a pleasant place to visit and to learn more about the life of this French writer, philosopher and historian.

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