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House and Gardens of Georges Clemenceau

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Address: Boulevard de l'Ocean, 85520 Saint-Vincent-sur-Jard, France
Phone Number: +33 2 51 33 40 32
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Defeated in the presidential elections of 1919, "Pere la...

Defeated in the presidential elections of 1919, "Pere la Victoire" retired from political life. 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. Open: > 15th May to 15th September: from 9.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. and from 2 p.m. to 6.30 p.m. > 16th September to 14th May: from 10 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. and from 2 p.m. to 5.30 p.m. Last admission 1 hour before closing time. Closed: > Mondays from 16th September to 14th May. Admission fees: Adults : 5,50 €; Concessions (18 to 25) = 4 €; Free admission: minors under 18*; Free admission: 18-25 years old* (citizens of one of the 27 countries of the EU or are non-European permanent residents of France) * excluding school groups

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After a walk around the Gardens, we joined the guided tour of the house. Unfortunately the tour is only in French, however we were able to pick up a few bits of the history, with... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 11 August 2015
Alan C
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Barton Mills, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

Exceptional place, fantastic views over the ocean and great visit of this humble house that has seen so many great men in history staying there.

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Lucon, France
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2016

It pains me to have to to give this title but after looking forward to our visit to the house and gardens, we were left with this opinion. The gardens, of which much was made in the publicity literature, were in the event particularly disappointing and in urgent need of attention in all respects. It seemed surprising that greater effort... More 

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Barton Mills, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2015

After a walk around the Gardens, we joined the guided tour of the house. Unfortunately the tour is only in French, however we were able to pick up a few bits of the history, with our limited knowledge of the language and the English leaflet we were given on entry. Interesting that nobody must sit with their back to the... More 

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2015

What a wonderful place to visit. A complete surprise, just saw the sign and followed. At the beach where he lived with the most fabulous view of the ocean. The tour is in French only so only for those who understand but the tour guide kindly let us wander through the rooms to see this lovely house. The garden laid... More 

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Bicester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2014

Wanted to see this as we were going to see Monet's garden at Giverney, and knew that Clemenceau had corresponded with Monet about his plans for the garden in the dunes. And, as I had both French and European history from school I knew a bit about Clemenceau and found him an interesting character. The museum and garden were easy... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2014

Interesting tour of the cottage, it had a lovely feel. I was disappointed in the garden, it seemed a little neglected (August visit). The views across the garden to the sea were wonderful, well worth a visit just for that. A peaceful spot.

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Dundee, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2013

Found this place just by chance when out for a walk. Situated right on the sea front. The house is worth a wander round with lots of explanations and pictures. Though the highlight for us was definitely the garden which was overlooking the sea, well kept and was a real joy to wander round.

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