Rendez-vous at the house and gardens of Georges Clemenceau

Rendez-vous at the house and gardens of Georges Clemenceau Maison de Georges Clémenceau 85520 Saint-Vincent-sur-Jard fr

Summer residence of the great statesman. Flower garden created by Claude Monet.

Defeated in the presidential elections of 1919, “Père la Victoire” retired from political life and left Paris to the seaside village of Saint-Vincent-sur-Jard on the atlantic coast. Between the ocean and his rented fisherman’s house, Georges Clemenceau, a close friend of Claude Monet, fulfilled the wager to create an Impressionist garden on the dunes. The house has been preserved in the same state as it was at the time the so-called “Tigre” died.

Site with the "Illustrious Houses" label.

Practical information

  • Monument accessible to people with reduced mobility
  • Unaccompanied tour of the gardens
  • Guided tour of the house in French
  • Special visits can be arranged on reservation
  • Video show in French


  • On the atlantic coast between Les Sables d’Olonne and La Rochelle
  • From Les Sables d’Olonne: exit 3 via D949 direction Fontenay-le-Comte to D21, Jard-sur-Mer, then Saint-Vincent-sur-Jard


Maison et jardins de Georges Clemenceau
85520 Saint-Vincent-sur-Jard

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