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Musée Marcel Proust

Illiers-Combray | Photographie (collection photographique non documentaire) - Histoire
€5 - €7
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Aunt Leonie House Museum and Marcel Proust are a house and "Marcel Proust Museum" Illiers-Combray in Eure-et-Loir where writer Marcel Proust (1871-1922) spent his childhood holidays between 1877 and 1880 . Source of major inspiration for his work in Search of Lost Time.

From 1877 Marcel Proust, child 6 years old, comes from Paris to Illiers-Combray (a few miles from Chartres) spend their Easter holidays and summer with his brother Robert in the family home of his aunt and uncle paternal and Elizabeth Jules Amiot, and until 1880 where he must renounce because of his asthma.

In 1954, the family home was purchased and converted into a museum by Germaine Amiot (cousin of Proust) and enhanced by Philibert-Louis Larcher (1881-1972) (Inspector of Technical Education). It was renamed "House of Aunt Leonie" in reference to his work In Search of Lost Time.

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Contact details

  • Name: Musée Marcel Proust
  • Address: 4 rue du Docteur Proust - 28120 - Illiers-Combray - France
  • Phone: (33) 02 37 24 30 97


Librairie, Carterie, Boutique


Exposition, Visite guidée

Getting there

  • By train : gare d'Illiers Combray
  • By car : autoroute A11, direction Le mans, sortie Thivars

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