In Normandy along the Houses of Illustrious People Trail, stop to visit Michelet's house, a historian.

Located in an 18th century half-timbered building, the museum dedicated to Jules Michelet (1798-1874) is the only one in France. It was granted the "Maison des Illustres" (Houses of Illustrious People) certification. The French historian lived in Vascoeuil from 1841 to 1861. There, he wrote an important part of his work, including Histoire de France (History of France) and Histoire de la Révolution française (History of the French Revolution). The museum also holds numerous documents that honour the memory of this great man. At the top of the octagon-shaped tower, you will be able to enter his study, which has been exactly recreated (photographs by Nadar, mail, everyday objects, etc.).

Vascoeuil has many other things to do and see: the garden with an open air exhibition of contemporary sculptures, contemporary art exhibitions in the chateau, themed days, musical evenings, etc. Check out the details.

Ranking & labels

  • Bienvenue en Normandie
  • Maison des Illustres
  • Qualité Tourisme

Spoken languages

  • French
  • English
  • Spanish


  • Average duration of the individual visit: 90 min
  • Average duration of the group visit: 60 min



Means of payment

  • Carte bleue
  • Debit cards
  • Postal or bank cheques
  • Holiday vouchers
  • Cash
  • Contactless payment
  • Money transfer





  • Restaurant
  • Fully equipped meeting room
  • Covered picnic area
  • Picnic area
  • Bar, cafeteria, tea room
  • Baby changing area
  • Free parking
  • Toilets


  • Shop
  • Restaurant with baby equipment
  • Bicycle parking
  • Free WIFI

On-site activities

  • Junior workshop
  • Specific theme activities
  • Temporary exhibitions
  • Conferences

On-site services


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