Jardies House in Sèvres
A vineyard house. Built at the end of the 17th century, the house was transformed in the 18th century into a country house for Parisians in search of a return to nature advocated by Rousseau. Balzac settled in a neighbouring cottage from 1838 to 1840.
A place of Republican pilgrimage. Leon Gambetta (1838-1882) was the great figure of republican resistance to the Prussians during the war of 1870. Removed from power, he moved to the Jardies in 1878. He died there in 1882, only 44 years old. The popular emotion is immense. The house was immediately bequeathed to the State and, until the Second World War, this «secular saint» was the subject of an annual pilgrimage by the Government, but also by many foreigners. The house and garden benefit from a large restoration campaign from 1990 to 1996.
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House of Jardies - Léon Gambetta
14 Avenue Léon Gambetta
History of the monument