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“An insight into the life and times of Jules Verne!”

Maison de Jules Verne
Ranked #5 of 44 things to do in Amiens
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Owner description: Welcome in Jules Verne's Home... Come and visit the house where the famous writer lived for 18 years in Amiens and where he wrote most part of his work. You will discover a luxurious private mansion of the XIXth century that will make you discover Jules Verne, his life and his "Extraordinary Voyages". From 15th April to 14th October, opened every day. From15th October to14th April, closed on Tuesday.
Reviewed 11 September 2017

Set just a short walk from the centre of Amiens, a visit to Jules Verne house not only gives an insight into the author's life but also Amiens life at the end of the 19th century. The entry fee was a reasonable 7.5 euro's and on arrival the English speaking reception gave us a comprehensive English language guide folder. The house is cleverly laid out to cover many aspects of Verne's life and the group of four of us enjoyed the visit. A couple of downsides, there were a lot of students visiting when we were there and for some reason the house was quite warm, particularly as we got higher. That said a visit to the museum is certainly worthwhile if in Amiens and on a practical level there are toilets and vending machines for drinks.

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Reviewed 29 August 2017 via mobile

Very interesting house to view. We did a tour on our own. We read the booklet and went round all the rooms ourselves. The attic was my favourite room. We spent an hour here and then wandered down into the centre ville. Will read some Jules Verne when I get home from holiday!!

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Reviewed 27 August 2017

Very interesting house even if you haven' read the books or the films.Great artifacts and posters.The ships cabin on the top floor was brilliant

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Reviewed 14 August 2017

This was a lovely, quirky little museum well worth the 10 / 15 minute walk from the cathedral. It’s a house rented by the famous author for a decade in which he wrote some of his best known stories. Full of moentos, books, scripts photos, movie posters and more, it’s a fantastic evocation of the life and output of an author whose imagination was clearly well ahead of his time. The loft space was particularly wonderful and I loved the models of his famous flying machines. Nice too to enjoy see what a provincial French town house of the late 19th century was like. Favourite of all though were the 2 chairs and a sofa where, Verne, Victor Hugo and Dumas all sat – there’s a chair pedigree for you!
My only gripe was that there were no copies of any of his books in English to buy in the shop – my son was very interested in buying a couple and I realised I’ve never actually read any of his books – you kind of think you have because you’re so aware of them from films!
Toilets but no café – we ate at a Tabac on the corner of the main road from the centre on the other side of the junction from the house – burgers, sandwiches, croques – which was absolutely fine!

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Reviewed 4 August 2017

Houses where famous people lived tend to be a bit boring. But in this case the house is fairly big, with many rooms. The rooms are all in a nice style. Within the rooms there are many exemplars of Verne's books, displayed quite nicely. There are also some nice references to his work, such as a small submarine. A lot of background information is provided. The house is not very well indicated. I practically walked past it when searching for it.

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