Maison de Chateaubriand: an incursion in the heart of literary and architectural romanticism

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Published by Violaine D. · Photos by Violaine D. · Published on 8 June 2022 at 13h19
At the end of RER B, heading to Robinson, stand the Maison de Chateaubriand in the Domaine de la Vallée-aux-Loups. Discover this elegant house that was used by the writer and his wide for many years.

Set about fifteen kilometers from Paris, the Maison de Chateaubriand can be visited all year around. In 1807, the writer decided to settle with his wife, Céleste, in this former gardener house set in the heart of the Domaine de la Vallée-aux-Loups. The reason behind such a decision? An article attacking Napoleon that pushed him to get away from the capital city.

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Chateaubriand chose to furbish his home himself, adding here and there a few souvenirs and items brought back from his journey, and landscape the park around. It is in this very haven of peace Chateaubriand started to write his “Memoirs from Beyond the Grave”.

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The turret house which façades covered by poison ivy are adorned with flowers in spring and keeps on housing literary workshops and exhibitions. And in the surrounding park, perfect for picnics, quiet moment and reading breaks – the trunk of a tree is used as a book box – also hides a romantic and bucolic small tearoom.

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This is the occasion to dive into the universe of the famous French writer whilst enjoying the quietness of the location. A haven of peace in the heart of wilderness providing you with a fabulous moment off the grid. Perfect to recharge your batteries!

Furthermore, you can also make the most of it to discover the l'Arboretum du Domaine de la Vallée-aux-loups:

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No need to go deep in the Île-de-France to enjoy majestic wilderness. About fifteen kilometers from Paris, the Arboretum du Domaine départemental de la Vallée-aux-Loups enchants lovers of gardens and plant species. [Read more]

Practical information

Dates and Opening Time
Starts 8 June 2022

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    Location

    Parc De La Vallée Aux Loups
    92290 Chatenay Malabry

    Prices
    Entrée Tarif Réduit: €3
    Entrée Plein Tarif: €4
    Entrée + Expo Tarif Réduit: €4
    Entrée + Expo Plein Tarif: €5

    Official website
    vallee-aux-loups.hauts-de-seine.fr

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