The House museum of Jules Verne in Amiens!

And cruising right along on my belle France, coming to another wonderful town , really on the off the beaten path that should not be. This is Amiens in the Somme dept 80 of the Hauts de France region, Let me update this post on another jewel of our territory. I come to you with Jules Verne !!! worth the detour indeed.  I have passed several times and even stop for lunch here, and then we came in and voilà we were impressed by the nice city of Amiens and came back a few times to marvel of its offerings. One of them that we like a lot is the House museum of Jules Verne ! Hope you enjoy the post as I!

The House museum of Jules Verne, now houses a museum that evokes the life, work and public action of the writer, who composed most of his works of more than 30 novels here. Built from 1845 to 1854 for the local public notary Jean-Baptiste-Gustave Riquier, like the other houses of the district, the “House at the Tower” as it was known was built in red bricks, coated in pink on the street and with clear joints on the courtyard. The lintels, cornices and window supports are of limestone. The first floor of the house was reserved for the living rooms, which were accessed by the spiral staircase of the tower.

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Jules Verne lived 34 years ,from 1871 to 1905 in Amiens. He lived as a tenant for 18 years, from1882 to 1900 in the Maison à la Tour at 2 rue Charles-Dubois. The house was completely renovated in 2006, is one of the most beautiful writers’ houses open to the public in Europe. The writer’s office was located on the second floor at the corner of the building. In 1882, Jules Verne and his wife, Honorine, settled in this House. They are tenants until 1900. Jules Verne is 54 years old, he is at the top of his glory.

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From the ground floor to the attic, the house evokes through 700 books and objects The personality, the sources of inspiration and the memories of Jules Verne. It contains the authentic atmosphere of a particular hotel in Amiens with its 19C furniture. On four floors, visitors can discover its history and that of its inhabitants, but also the history of the characters born here in the imaginary of a writer whose work still reads today on the whole planet. A real place of memory, the house in the tower allows to plunge into the intimacy and richness of the famous author of “Extraordinary Travels”. One of my sons below pic…

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Guided tours in costumes by characters from the work and the life of Jules Verne, family games around the novels of the writer on Sundays, literary evenings and meetings with artists, poets and writers, storytelling shows, theme lectures, the House of Jules Verne in Amiens offers you to enter, as well as in the nine rooms of the house, by so many doors in the literary life of our time.

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In 1980, the city of Amiens buys and opens the house to the public, which is then managed by the Jules Verne documentation Center and hosts the association’s Fund. The Jules-Verne international Center,  then developed Jules Verne ‘s house from 2000 to 2010. Since 2011, the house of Jules Verne is administered by the libraries network of Amiens Métropole.

There is another house where the Verne’s lived here, It is located at 44, boulevard Jules-Verne (formerly boulevard Longueville), is less known to the general public. It was nevertheless there that Jules and Honorine Verne settled in 1873 after two years on Boulevard Guyencourt. A 285 m2 house bought by the mutualist wealth management consultancy group Le Conservateur. Where now it is an office building.

The city of Amiens on the house

The Amiens tourist office on the house

The Centre International de Jules Verne all about him :

The Maison d’Ecrivains or Writer’s house on Jules Verne

The Somme dept 80 tourist board on the house

There you go folks, I hope you like the tour, Amiens  is a nice city to walk too, and plenty more to see. I have written as usual already in a general sense on the city and now Jules Verne is on the must see list here.

And remember, happy travels, good health, and many cheers to all !!!

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8 Responses to “The House museum of Jules Verne in Amiens!”

  1. Having recently visited the Jules Verne Museum in Nantes, his birthplace and family town, I was interested in visiting his house in Amiens. Your article confirms the interest that this represents to better know the personal life of the novelist. Great thanks.

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  2. So maybe I should pass by Amiens ;-).

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  3. This post was written just for me! Now, I have a new quest, to visit Amiens! Thank you for sharing this with me, a real treasure!

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