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Musée Pierre Corneille - Maison Natale

Rouen | Histoire
Free Admission
Pierre Corneille Museum is a museum dedicated to the writer Pierre Corneille, located in his birthplace in Rouen, near the Place du Vieux-Marche. Pierre Corneille was born there June 6, 1606, lives there for 56 years, writing his plays, including Le Cid and sells the family home in 1683.

The birthplace of Cornelius, located 17, rue de la Pie (4 today) to Rouen in the parish of Saint-Sauveur-Mart which Cornelius was churchwarden, is a property that had bought his grandfather in August 1584. This family home consists of two contiguous house, the "little house" (where Peter was born) and the "big house" (which comes in his brother Thomas and his sister Martha, future mother of Bernard Le Bovier de Fontenelle) . On the death of their father in 1639, the two brothers inherit their natal homes, all remaining undivided. They included a garden with common during what well-disappeared garden (as well as the "big house") created a street behind the house. Pierre Corneille sells his home 4300 pounds in 1683 to a surgeon for a pension for his daughter Marguerite and establish a convent where she became religious as the Sister of the Trinity. The house then passed through the hands of several successive owners (locksmith, innkeeper).

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Contact details

  • Name: Musée Pierre Corneille - Maison Natale
  • Address: 4, rue de la Pie - 76000 - Rouen - France
  • Phone: (33) 02 35 71 63 92


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Getting there

  • By bus : lignes n°8 (Palais de Justice), 13 (Gustave Flaubert)
  • By metro : Palais de Justice
  • By train : gare de Rouen R.D.

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