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House and Gardens of Georges Clemenceau

Address: Boulevard de l'Ocean, 85520 Saint-Vincent-sur-Jard, France
Phone Number: 02 51 33 40 32
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Type: Historic Sites, Gardens, Cultural
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Owner description: Defeated in the presidential elections of 1919, "Pere la Victoire" retired from political life. Between the ocean and his rented fisherman’s house, Georges Clemenceau, a close friend of Claude Monet, fulfilled the wager to create an Impressionist garden on the dunes. The house has been preserved in the same state as it was at the time the so-called "Tigre" died. Open:> 15th May to 15th September: from 9.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. and from 2 p.m. to 6.30 p.m.> 16th September to 14th May: from 10 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. and from 2 p.m. to 5.30 p.m. Last admission 1 hour before closing time. Closed:> Mondays from 16th September to 14th May. Admission fees: Adults : 5,50 €; Concessions (18 to 25) = 4 €; Free admission: minors under 18*; Free admission: 18-25 years old* (citizens of one of the 27 countries of the EU or are non-European permanent residents of France) * excluding school groups
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Bicester, United Kingdom
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41 reviews 41 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Wanted to see this as we were going to see Monet's garden at Giverney, and knew that Clemenceau had corresponded with Monet about his plans for the garden in the dunes. And, as I had both French and European history from school I knew a bit about Clemenceau and found him an interesting character. The museum and garden were easy... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Interesting tour of the cottage, it had a lovely feel. I was disappointed in the garden, it seemed a little neglected (August visit). The views across the garden to the sea were wonderful, well worth a visit just for that. A peaceful spot.

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Dundee, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

Found this place just by chance when out for a walk. Situated right on the sea front. The house is worth a wander round with lots of explanations and pictures. Though the highlight for us was definitely the garden which was overlooking the sea, well kept and was a real joy to wander round.

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