Follow the restoration work undertaken on the Pierre Loti house.


The house of writer Pierre Loti (1850-1923) is located in Rochefort at no. 141 on the street that today bears his name. An officer of the navy, the writer travelled a lot, to Africa, the East and Polynesia, but always returned to Rochefort in this house to which he was very attached. Having become a well-known and resourceful writer, he designed and transformed the house according to his travels, creating pieces of Eastern inspiration such as the mosque hall or the Far Eastern Chinese hall, The Gothic Hall and the Renaissance Hall, in which he organized sumptuous parties, are the backdrops of historicist architecture.

Today, the house is owned by the city of Rochefort. It was classified as a historical monument on 21 May 1990, the Musée de France in 2003 and the Maison des illustres in 2011.

The operation to restore the ceiling of the mosque hall and the covers of the house totals 483,000 euros. It was selected by the Heritage Foundation as a structuring project for the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region in 2018, which enabled it to receive 390,000 euros in Heritage Loto funding, supplemented by assistance from the Regional Directorate of Cultural Affairs of 32,000 euros.

The restoration of the entire house amounts to €7.86 million, with DRAC Nouvelle-Aquitaine funding of €3.93 million representing 50% of the total amount of the work.
The end of construction is planned in 2025.

All the projects on the Pierre Loti House are monitored and accompanied under the scientific and technical control (CST) by the heritage services of the Regional Directorate of Cultural Affairs: the Regional Conservation of Historic Monuments – Poitiers site, the Museums Advisor and the Departmental Unit of Architecture and Heritage of Charente-Maritime.

Home Work Sheet Pierre Loti to download:

17 - ROCHEFORT-MAISON PIERRE LOTI- MH en chantier-oct-20.pdf

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DRAC Contact Nouvelle-AqUitaine:

Regional Conservation of Historical Monuments - Poitiers site
05 49 36 30 30

To discover in detail the site consult the site of Pierre Loti’s house