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Musée des lettres et manuscrits

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There had never been a permanent collection of letters and manuscripts before 2004, when Gérard Lhéritier founded the...

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222 boulevard Saint-Germain

75007 Paris

District : Musée d'Orsay - Saint-Germain-des-Prés

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Description
There had never been a permanent collection of letters and manuscripts before 2004, when Gérard Lhéritier founded the first museum dedicated to letters and manuscripts. Today, carried by its growing number of visitors, the Musée de lettres et manuscrits is located in the heart of Saint-Germain-des-Prés and enables visitors to relive the most beautiful parts of history.
Letters, literary, historical and scientific manuscripts, musical scores and old books are all on display.
Visitors can enjoy page after page of manuscripts and discover the power of the written word, which brings us closer to the dreams of those who have shaped the world and the origins of the most prestigious works known to mankind.
All these unique pieces of writing are highlighted by a beautiful design and original museum layout, illustrating a guided tour which is organized into five themes: history, the arts, literature, science and music.
With supporting notes and comments, this original design is accompanied by interactive activities, films and photographs. Leading-edge technology also contributes to revealing the exceptional beauty of these original documents and gives a better understanding of the thoughts of their famous authors.
Several temporary exhibitions are organized by the museum each year on various themes. Among the most recent are: ‘Jean Cocteau, homme de scène et d’images’, ‘Autour de Jean-Paul Sartre’, ‘Voyage au centre de Jules Verne’, ‘Titanic au cur de l'Océan’, ‘Parlez-moi d'amour’, ‘Saint-Germain des Prés- l'écume des années Vian’, ‘Marcel Proust, du temps perdu au temps retrouvé’, etc.
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Collections

Autographs, Manuscripts,

Statute

Private

Services and facilities of the establishment
Services

Educational activities, Audioguide, Member's card, Photos allowed

Gift shop

Tel: +33 (0)1 42 22 48 48 Email: boutique@museedeslettres.fr

Other

Bookshop

Business area
Number of meeting rooms

0

Number of private rooms

0

Room rental

No

Entrance fees and modalities
Independent tour

€7 / €5 (concessions)

Guided tour

Upon reservation

Group tour

For 10 or more people.

Free

Over 60s, students under 25, teachers, the press and job seekers

Free for young people and children

Under 12s

Free and reduced for disabled people

Free and reduced for disabled people : Free for disabled people and an accompanying person.

Opening times
Closing times

Monday

Opening times

Open from 10am to 7pm.

Late opening

Thursday until 9.30pm

Address details
Musée des lettres et manuscrits

222 boulevard Saint-Germain
75007 Paris
GPS : 48.8553124 / 2.327538499999946

Telephone : +33 (0) 1 42 22 48 48 - Fax : +33 (0) 1 42 25 01 87

Contact

Website : www.museedeslettres.fr

Access

District : Musée d'Orsay - Saint-Germain-des-Prés

  • Rue du Bac
  • 63, 68, 69
  • Musée d'Orsay
Adapted to disabled people
  • Adapted to visually impaired Physical
Access facilities offered to disabled people

Free for disabled people and an accompanying person.


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