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This was the family home of the poet/writer Joe Bousquet. We visited as it was a rare opportunity to see a large mansion in the heart of the new city - easy to find, just off Place Carnot. It is a well-preserved example of an...More
I love a good local museum, especially when it is free. This museum tells the life of renowned French poet Joë Bousquet, in fact this is his former house. Very interesting stories and his bedroom is still intact where he wrote most of his works....More
Visit the Maison des Mémoires for a very emotional exhibition called Hibakusha on the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
Very sad, emotional first hand view of survivors of this horrible event.
It should never be forgotten.
On until October 28
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...More
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...More
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.
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,...More
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,...More