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Musée des lettres et manuscrits

In 1608, on Nesle Space old garden of Saint Augustin couvent, this mantion was built. The first owner was ”Messire” Jean PAUMIER, personal adviser and secretary of King Henry IV. Through an adjudication, he had to sell his property to “Messire” Jean PONCET, adviser at the court. Afterwards, Jérémie BUGEAT des ROCHES took back the torch up to the revolution, period within the mansion was sold to a man knowed as Grenier, a merchant. Through the XIX th and XX th centuries, the whole area was changed into profit return buildings. This mansion became a trade shop for wine, then a printing and a satirical journal. A large alteration work was undertaken in 1974 to create a theatre and a gallery. The gallery of 600 m2 large was inaugurated by Mrs. Bernadette CHIRAC and is now the Museum of the Letters and Manuscripts.

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33 (0) 1 40 51 02 25.
Access <p>Metro :Odéon, Saint Michel<br> RER :Saint Michel - Notre Dame<br></p>
Address 8, rue de Nesle , 75006
City Paris (France)
Full rate 6 ?uro
Reduced rate4,5 ?uro

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