In Normandy along the Houses of Illustrious People Trail, stop to visit Michelet's house, a historian.

Located in an 18th century half-timbered building, the museum dedicated to Jules Michelet (1798-1874) is the only one in France. It was granted the "Maison des Illustres" (Houses of Illustrious People) certification. The French historian lived in Vascoeuil from 1841 to 1861. There, he wrote an important part of his work, including Histoire de France (History of France) and Histoire de la Révolution française (History of the French Revolution). The museum also holds numerous documents that honour the memory of this great man. At the top of the octagon-shaped tower, you will be able to enter his study, which has been exactly recreated (photographs by Nadar, mail, everyday objects, etc.).

Vascoeuil has many other things to do and see: the garden with an open air exhibition of contemporary sculptures, contemporary art exhibitions in the chateau, themed days, musical evenings, etc. Check out the details.

Spoken languages

  • French
  • English
  • Spanish


  • Average duration of the individual visit: 90 min
  • Average duration of the group visit: 60 min


Open From April 16 to November 13th
Wednesday- Sunday and holidays from 2 and a half to 6 pm. (groups : every day)
On July and August : every day 11 am-6 and a half pm.
From October 29 to November 1 : 10 and a half am - 6 pm.
November 5-13 : Saturday and Sunday 2-5 pm


Type Price
Base rate - full rate adult 12 €
Reduced rate 7,50 €

Means of payment

  • Carte bleue
  • Debit cards
  • Postal or bank cheques
  • Holiday vouchers
  • Cash
  • Contactless payment
  • Money transfer





  • Restaurant
  • Fully equipped meeting room
  • Covered picnic area
  • Picnic area
  • Bar, cafeteria, tea room
  • Baby changing area
  • Free parking
  • Toilets


  • Shop
  • Restaurant with baby equipment
  • Bicycle parking
  • Free WIFI

On-site activities

  • Junior workshop
  • Specific theme activities
  • Temporary exhibitions
  • Conferences


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