Label "Maisons des Illustres"
The label «Maisons des Illustres» makes it possible to indicate to the public the places whose vocation is to preserve and transmit the memory of the women and men who lived in them and distinguished themselves in the political, social and cultural history of France. 22 places are labeled in the Great East.
Places of memory
The Ministry of Culture launched the label "Maisons des Illustres" in 2011.
The "Houses of the Illustrious" gather places of memory to better connect local history and national history, the intimate and the collective. They reveal the role played by political, religious, scientific and artistic actors whose cultural dimension the Ministry of Culture intends to have recognized.
The label guarantees visitors a high-quality cultural programme and means of accompanying the visit adapted to everyone, especially the school public and people with disabilities.
To consult and download
The list of 22 houses labeled in the Grand Est
On 1er January 2023, 22 "Maisons des Illustres" are labelled in the Grand Est region.
The Houses of the Great East Guide
Guide régional des Maisons des Illustres du Grand Est, © I.D. l'Edition. Direction régionale des affaires culturelles du Grand est, Strasbourg, 2022. Free.
Available in paper format on labeled sites or in downloadable digital version.
Presentation of the label
What is the label, the benefits...
The procedures for awarding and applying
Every year the DRAC Grand Est launches a labeling campaign among owners.
Applications shall be submitted, after consideration of their admissibility, to the Regional Commission on Heritage and Architecture (CRPA). CRPA’s proposals are then validated by the Prefect of the Region and the label is awarded for 5 years.
Next campaign 3 April to 30 June 2023
The circular "Houses of the illustrious" (2012.12.07)
The presentation brochure of the label "Maisons des illustres"
Contacts at the Grand Est DRAC
Tel. 03 88 15 57 03
DRAC Grand Est
Regional conservation of historical monuments
2 place of the republic
67082 Strasbourg cedex