Rendez-vous at the Maison des Jardies in Sèvres

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    © Centre des monuments nationaux

Rendez-vous at the Maison des Jardies in Sèvres 14 avenue Gambetta 92310 Sèvres fr

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.

Practical information

  • 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
92310 Sèvres

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