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 René Descartes Museum

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 May 4 to June 30 and from September 1 to October 28 2 to 6 p.m
  • And the week-end 10 am-12noon and 2 pm-6pm :
  • 7-8, 14-15 and 28-29 May
  • 4-5-6 and 11-12 June
  • 17-18 September
  • 8-9 October
  •  High season July, August 10 am-12noon and 2 pm-6pm

Free the 1st Sunday of the month except July-August

© Site de la Mairie de Descartes - Hôtel de Ville - Place de l'Hôtel de Ville - 37160 DESCARTES - Tél - Fax 02 47 59 72 20 - Nous contacter
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

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