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Musée des Lettres et Manuscrits (Museum of Letters and Manuscripts)

Musée des Lettres et Manuscrits (Museum of Letters and Manuscripts)The Musée des Lettres et Manuscrits is a museum of letters and manuscripts located at 222 Boulevard Saint-Germain in the 7th arrondissement of Paris, France. It is open daily except Monday; an admission fee is charged. The nearest métro station is Rue du Bac.
The museum was established in 2004 in a townhouse dating to 1608 at 8 Rue de Nesle; it reopened at the Boulevard Saint-Germain location in 2010.

 
Musée des Lettres et Manuscrits (Museum of Letters and Manuscripts)
Musée des Lettres et Manuscrits (Museum of Letters and Manuscripts)

It contains nearly 250 original manuscripts and letters, including the cease-fire order signed by Dwight D. Eisenhower on May 7th, 1945, poems of Paul Éluard, and a love-letter by Théodore Géricault. Other items of interest include documents by individuals including:

Authors: René Descartes, La Rochefoucauld, Voltaire, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Denis Diderot, the Marquis de Sade, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, François-René de Chateaubriand, Stendahl, Gérard de Nerval, Alfred de Musset, Théophile Gautier, Charles Baudelaire, Gustave Flaubert, Edmond de Goncourt, Jules Verne, Leo Tolstoy, Émile Zola, Paul Verlaine, Marcel Proust, Guillaume Apollinaire, and Louis-Ferdinand Céline.
Painters and visual artists: Jacques-Louis David, Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres, Édouard Manet, Edgar Degas, Félix Nadar, René Magritte, and Balthus.
Musicians and composers: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Ludwig van Beethoven, Frédéric Chopin, Robert Schumann, and Franz Liszt.
Scientists and engineers: Isaac Newton, the Montgolfier brothers, Louis Pasteur, Ferdinand de Lesseps, Marie Curie, Rudolf Diesel, and Gustave Eiffel.
Royalty: Charles VI, Charles VIII, François I, Catherine de' Medici, François II, and Henri IV.
Statesmen: Leon Trotsky, Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, Winston Churchill, Franklin D. Roosevelt, and Charles de Gaulle.

Musée des Lettres et Manuscrits (Museum of Letters and Manuscripts)

Contact:
Website: www.museedeslettres.fr
E-mail: info@museedeslettres.fr
Phone: +33 01 42 22 48 48

Access:
222, Boulevard Saint-Germain
75007 Paris

District: Montparnasse
Bus: 63, 68, 69
Subway: Rue du Bac

Map:

Musée des Lettres et Manuscrits (Museum of Letters and Manuscripts)

 

 
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