Monument Jeu d'enfant 2023: an unusual treasure hunt for the whole family at Maison des Jardies

Published by Cécile de Sortiraparis · Published on October 19th, 2023 at 02:17 p.m.
Once again this year, the Maison des Jardies in Sèvres is taking part in the Monument Jeu d'Enfant event on October 21 and 22, 2023. On the program: a theatrical adventure game for the whole family to discover the monument in a whole new way!

Start your All Saints' Day vacation with a visit just a few kilometers from Paris. Head for Sèvres to discover a very special winegrower's house. Built at the end of the 17th century, the Maison des Jardies was designed for Parisians in search of a return to nature, idealized by Enlightenment thinkers.

A haven of peace for personalities in search of tranquillity, including Balzac, it became "political" after the death of Léon Gambetta. Indeed, the great figure of the resistance during the war against Prussia in 1870 took refuge at Jardies and died there in 1882. The residence was donated to the State after his death, and a collection of objects commemorates the memory and battles of the founding father of the Third Republic.

Take advantage of the Monument Jeu d'Enfant weekend to discover this very special place, often overlooked by the people of Paris. Fun activities await young and old alike on October 21 and 22, 2023.

For this 25th edition, the Maison des Jardies is organizing a great game for the whole family. This special itinerary allows us to meet the great figures of French history associated with this house in Hauts-de-Seine. Acting, observation, analysis, puzzle-solving: you'll be able to put your hidden talents to good use in this ultra-fun event!

Here's the detailed program for the weekend:

  • Meet the photographers of yesteryear
    Saturday, October 21 and Sunday, October 22, 2023 at 2pm, 3:30pm and 5pm
    Take part in a theatrical treasure hunt on the history of photographic portraits! The Maison des Jardies collections are brimming with images of its illustrious residents, Honoré de Balzac and Léon Gambetta. And if these photographs could speak, what would they tell us?
    During your visit, you'll be greeted by Louis-Auguste Bisson, author of the only existing photograph of Balzac, and Étienne Carjat, considered Gambetta's official photographer. Take a step back in history and explore Les Jardies on the lookout for clues. And who knows, maybe you'll even get your portrait taken!

This tour turns into an exciting game for children, offering a playful look at French history! Reservations are strongly recommended. Shall we go?

Practical information

Dates and Opening Time
From October 21th, 2023 to October 22th, 2023

× Approximate opening times: to confirm opening times, please contact the establishment.


    14 avenue Gambetta
    92310 Sevres

    Accessibility info

    - de 26 ans: Free
    Premier adulte accompagnateur: €5
    Par personne: €6

    Recommended age
    From 8 years old

    Official website

    01 45 34 61 22

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