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Musee Rabelais

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A beautiful spot in the wine country near Chinon.

A reminder, Fischart's translation in the foundation of modern German: So hab ich so mär wollen... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Honolulu, Hawaii
Interesting visit.

Have been in this area many times, but only this year decided to visit. Wish we had been before... read more

Reviewed September 17, 2018
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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4 weeks ago
“A beautiful spot in the wine country near Chinon.”
Sep 17, 2018
“Interesting visit.”
La deviniere, a country cottage and the birthplace of François Rabelais, is situated near Chinon (7 kms) in a village called Seuilly. The french writer used this place and surrounding lanscapes as the natural setting for a family of giants. The...more
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4 rue de la Deviniere | 4 La Devinière, 37500 Seuilly, Chinon, France
+33 2 47 95 91 18
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A reminder, Fischart's translation in the foundation of modern German: So hab ich so mär wollen schreiben Von lachen, alß vil weinens treiben: Bedacht, das lachen in all krafft Ist deß Menschens recht eigenschafft. If you're in the area, don't miss this place.

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Reviewed September 17, 2018 via mobile

Have been in this area many times, but only this year decided to visit. Wish we had been before. Tucked away in quiet countryside, this place was amazing. Well worth a visit.

Thank Margaret195002
Reviewed November 3, 2017

The Musee Rabelais is situated in the countryside outside Chinon where Rabelais also had a house: inexplicably, now demolished. But the one in the country is well signposted from Chinon. There is room to park at the bottom of the hill which leads up to...More

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Reviewed July 9, 2017 via mobile

Amazing place. Nice people. Beautiful landscape. Easy to arrive, not very touristy. It was initially just something to fill our time with. We ended up spending more than 2 hours.

Thank Marius N
Reviewed July 5, 2017

This is a lovely place in a lovely setting with quite a bit to see..Most of it is in French but it is still of interest to other tourists.

Thank Pat M
Reviewed April 21, 2017

I brought with me to this place my four year degree in French and History. It was one of many places that were described only in French when I saw it many years ago long before the range of calendar dates suitable for indicating the...More

Thank GuidoLocattelli
Reviewed August 6, 2016

This is nice town with this lovely estate (chateau) that you can wander around and let the kids run around, there are some goats and chickens that you can look at and a few restaurants, an ice cream shop in the cool old walled city....More

Thank edneufl
Reviewed October 12, 2015

Fun to visit, but GSP it out to find it easily. Has something of fun interest for everyone, be it the house, children's room, garden, vineyards or just enjoying a walk of the property. Primarily in French, but you'll do just fine as it is...More

Thank David B L
Reviewed July 21, 2015

I must admit that I did not know much about Rabelais. So we checked all possible sources on the internet and decided to go. In the middle of sunflower fields and wineries lies la deviniere. Really a devine place. The museum shows a lot of...More

Thank diana56
Reviewed May 28, 2014

My view of this was influenced by how I remembered it from about 20 years ago, when it was just a plain farm house, with a bit of information, and was selling excellent and cheap red wine. For me this place is an object of...More

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