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Musée Rabelais

Seuilly | Histoire
€4.5 - €5.5
François Rabelais (c. 1483-1553), was a writer of the 16th century, author of "Pantagruel" and "Gargantua", thinker and theorist of education. First monk and translator, François Rabelais then devoted himself to writing. In his life and in his work he combines faith in God, anticlerical speeches, thinking humanist and sense of farce. Rabelais achieves a synthesis between medieval Carnivalesque comedy tradition and the modernity of the new knowledge of the Renaissance. Monarchist and gallican reformer, he is exactly consistent with the policy pursued by François Ier. Man of knowledge, scholar versatile, it fits in the formation of the 'modern man' in the Renaissance.

His birthplace, La Devinière, is located in Seuilly, in the heart of the Rabelaisie and high place of the picrocholean wars, permanent source of inspiration for his work. La Devinière is a hatchery situated on Chinon. It consists of a House of the 16th century, a Dovecote and 17th dependencies. If the famous humanist spent the first years of his life, no written document attests to his place of birth.

14:00 - 17:00

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Contact details

  • Name: Musée Rabelais
  • Address: La Devinière - 37500 - Seuilly - France
  • Phone: (33) 02 47 95 91 18


Librairie, Carterie, Boutique


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Getting there

  • By train : gare Chinon (6 km)

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