René Descartes was born in The Hague in Touraine on March 31, 1596 and was baptized on April 3, 1596 in the Saint Georges church.
His birth house, a building dating in part from the 16th century, was transformed into a museum in 1974. This simple, clear and welcoming exhibition is entirely devoted to the illustrious father of modern philosophy.
This museum, enlarged in 2005 and transformed thanks to a rich, colorful and welcoming scenography, evokes the life and work of the philosopher, and paints a historical and cultural panorama of the time (Renaissance and 17th century).
For more information see the museum website
Open Wednesday to Sunday (except May 1):
- Low season: from April 1 to May 31 and from September 1 to October 31 2 to 6 p.m.
- High season June, July, August 10 am-12noon and 2 pm-6pm
Free the 1st Sunday of the month except June-July-August
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Du Lundi au Jeudi de 8h30 à 12h 00 et de 13h30 à 17h 00 - le Vendredi de 8h30 à 12h et de 13h 00 à 16h30