This guide is the first publication that presents the 212 houses labeled "Maison des Illustres" throughout the territory. A label that highlights the places that preserve and transmit the memory of women and men who lived in them and have distinguished themselves in the political, social and cultural history of France.
A practical guide
With its classification by region, its maps, its color code and its pictograms that allow to identify at a glance the characteristics and particularities of each site (sites labeled Tourism & Handicap: accessibility by transport: SNCF station, trains, buses, automobile, etc.), this guide is practical and informative.
Each house is presented in photos and a text describes the character and the place.
Some of these houses are houses-museums allowing to enter into the intimacy of illustrious characters, through objects and furniture preserved in their original setting.
Others are archive houses that present and value various documents and testimonies.
Still others, creative houses where carte blanche was given to an artist for an aesthetic evocation.
Others perpetuate the spirit of their host by welcoming writers, painters or actors in residence.
From the estate to the studio, from the castle to the apartment, from the house to the workshop, these authentic places invite the reader to explore a unique heritage.
You will find all the information on the 16 houses labeled in the Great East.
So many ideas for visits...
Guide des Maisons des Illustres (Collective)
Available in bookshops
Published: 6 April 2017
13 x 22.5 cm - 296 pages, approximately 440 illustrations Paperback with flaps
Price: 14 €
Published by Éditions du patrimoine, editorial department of the Centre des monuments nationaux and managing editor of the heritage services of the Ministry of Culture and Communication.