Rendez-vous at the Maison des Jardies in Sèvres
Gambetta’s house. Object bearing witness to an epoch
This winegrower's house, built on the southern slopes of the Domaine de Saint-Cloud near Paris at the end of the 17th century, was converted into a country retreat in the early 19th century. It belonged to novelist Honoré de Balzac, and subsequently became the property of Léon Gambetta, the founder of the Third Republic, who bought the house in 1878 and died here four years later. The Maison des Jardies has retained its original decor and today recalls the life and work of this great statesman and combative republican.
Site with the "Illustrious Houses" label.
- Guide tour: French, English
- Lecture tour: French
- Main Road between Paris and Versailles, 7 km from Porte de Saint-Cloud
- From Pont de Sèvres: RN 10, Versailles, Ville d’Avray
- By regional train: Saint-Lazare Ligne-Versailles Rive droite, station Sèvres - Ville d’Avray
- Bus: lines 26 – 469
Maison des Jardies
14, avenue Gambetta