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Maison de Jules Verne

2 rue Charles-Dubois, 80000 Amiens, France
+33 (0)3 22454575
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Ranked #3 of 10 Attractions in Amiens
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Museums, Cultural
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Owner description: Welcome in Jules Verne's Home... Come and visit the house where the famous writer lived for 18 years in Amiens and where he wrote most part of his work. You will discover a luxurious private mansion of the XIXth century that will make you discover Jules Verne, his life and his "Extraordinary Voyages". From 15th April to 14th October, opened every day. From15th October to14th April, closed on Tuesday.

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Duluth, Minnesota
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

I went to Amiens to tour the WWI battlefields in the area & because of its location kinda close to Paris. I was surprised to find that it was also Jules Verne central - the University is named after him and there was a little spot on the map called Mas de Jules Verne that I wandered down to see... More

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Sydney, Australia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

An interesting house where you climb spiral stairs and view the many books written by Jules Verne. The books display amazing covers and one can imagine Mr Verne writing at his desk in his home. Great insight into the author. Well worth a visit.

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Saint-Nom-la-Breteche, France
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348 reviews 348 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

This very personal and cosy house is full of interest . There are lots of Jules Vernes' own things and also those of his editor . The house is on several floors and each is dedicated to a different aspect of his life . Most of the information is in French and English . Bookshop and vending machines and seats... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
15 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

This is a well laid out house with lots of interesting information. It is a bit of a walk from the centre of Amien but well worth it. The staff are helpful and friendly

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

We enjoyed thus splendid house,even though we had not read his books. We felt that some of the exhibits were not directly relevant - there was an awful lot about the publisher, but it was all very interesting, and well presented. We were both inspired to read some Jules Verne afterwards. It would be good if the shop sold some... More

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Brisbane, Australia
15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Not knowing a lot about Jules Verne I found this museum extremely interesting and very informative. We did the audio-tour which took about an hour. The staff were helpful and could speak English. If you are open to new experiences then I highly recommend this attraction. Easy walking distance from the Cathedral.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

We visited Jules Verne's house for something to do on a rainy day but was pleasantly surprised. We found out a lot about the man himself that we never knew and there are many interesting objects in his house. Our only disappointment was the banning of photography in the house. There are quite a few large models of the machines... More

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Stirling, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Well preserved traditional house of Jules Verne. I'm not a massive fan of the author however I did enjoy the tour of the house. Worth a visit.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

We were educated a lot more about the capacity of Jules Vernes for writing and use of imagination. Friendly staff and our children loved the attic he wrote in

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targu mures
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Although I considered the entrance fee a little bit to much, it is a very interesting detour to make at this home of Jules Verne. It takes you to a short time-travel to his time-period, to a house full with early 20th century style interior, to bits of Verne's fantasy world and everyday-life, to little relics for a Verne fan.

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