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“A beautiful spot in the wine country near Chinon.”
Sep 17, 2018
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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