Maison Descartes
Maison Descartes
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The house were Descartes lived in 1634 when he wrote Treatise on the Passions of the Soul.
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Etienne F
Ra'anana, Israel1,511 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2017 • Family
You can view only the exterior of the house where a plaque layed in 1920 explains that Descartes lived in the building in 1634. Recommended only for philosophy diehards.
Written July 17, 2017
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Solodam J
Amsterdam, The Netherlands34,940 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2017 • Solo
Maison Descartes ( it's used to called "Institut français des Pays-Bas") is a French Institute for culture and language in Amsterdam. This institute promote the education and culture exchange. The Location is next to the French consulate in Amsterdam, it's at Vijzelgracht 2A. I used to come here when I was in the college. It has a beautiful garden. Last week I visited the multimedia centre to find some information about French but it was closed. And now, because of a problem with the building, they will close this place permanently started from June 30.
Written June 28, 2017
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United Kingdom11 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
There is a plaque but nothing else. The plaque seems to say 1920 and I wonder if that was meant to say 1620...Highly recommended for Descartes enthusiasts.
Written July 28, 2014
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