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Address: 53 rue de Verdun, 11000 Carcassonne, France
Phone Number: +33 4 68 72 45 55
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Home of poet Joë Bousquet.

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We only viewed this property from the outside because of the closing time. It was brought to our attention by the helpful assistant in the tourism office nearby. It seems an... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed February 25, 2015
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Plymouth, Devon

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 18, 2016

If it is cold or wet (or too hot) and you have a bit of spare time you could visit this place for a short time. I found it quite interesting there but to get more from the visit you need to be able to read French.

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Montreal, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 27, 2016

if you, like me, are a fan of quirky local gems, this is a must see. the memorabilia and preserved bedroom of the incapacitated surrealist poet joë bousquet (as seen in world of interiors magazine).

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Centreville, Virginia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 31, 2016

As the Memorial House and room of the poet Joe Bousquet was closed on the days of our visit, we were only able to view the exterior of this fine example of a mansion house in the middle of the Bastide section of Carcassonne. Entry is free and opening days are Tuesday to Saturday from 9-12h and 14-18h. The paralyzed... More 

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Esperaza, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 29, 2015

Its the home of Jose Bosquet, died just after the war and left as was - creepily - the rest of the house is used for archives and as exhibition space. From time to time they have knock-out shows that are barely advertised.

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Plymouth, Devon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 25, 2015

We only viewed this property from the outside because of the closing time. It was brought to our attention by the helpful assistant in the tourism office nearby. It seems an invalid poet, who moved in the circles of Andre Le Breton and Max Ernst, lived on the first floor and his effects make for an interesting visit... We could... More 

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Glossop, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 21, 2014

a lot bigger than it seems at first. An interesting permanent exhibition and an excellent Max Ernst-related temporary exhibition when I was there.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2013

As I work in a literary museum I was really pleased to discover this in the 'downtown' area. An impressive exhibition of wood engravings on at the time, which I absolutely loved, in a spacious hall adjoining the Bousquet displays. As for M. Bousquet himself, we could have done with more examples of his poetry, with a few pointers in... More 

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Buxton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 4, 2013

Before setting out "du côté de chez Bousquet", two important caveats: to get the most out of this strangely haunting tribute to one of France's significant modern poets and literary figures, you need to understand written French and have a bit of background knowledge of the development of French thought and lettres in the first half of the 20th century.... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2011

The interiors are nice (look at the ceilings in the rooms on the first floor!), but there was no particular exposition on display, only hooks hanging from the wall. And there was just a small room dedicated to Joë Bousquet. A bit odd and sad.... Luckily, there was no charge, as my visit took place on the Journees du Patrimoine... More 

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