Rabelais La Devinière Museum
Museum

Rabelais La Devinière Museum

  • Pet Friendly
  • Parking

XNUMXth century country house in which François Rabelais was born. High place of the Pichrocholine War, this writer's house is dedicated to the author of Gargantua and Pantagruel.

About us

Birthplace of Rabelais, La Devinière, Maison des Champs is located 7 kilometers from Chinon. The only museum dedicated to the writer, La Devinière becomes in the novel Gargantua, the Château de Grangousier and the center of the picrocholine wars.
This evocative place retraces the life and work of François Rabelais, monk, doctor, writer, botanist, humanist and visionary spirit, who marked the 16th century.
Cellars, simple gardens and vineyards make up the natural setting of his childhood home.
Welcome to Rabelaisie!

Brands & Labels
Trademarks & labels | Home bike
Trademarks & labels | Home bike
Trademarks & labels | Vineyards and discoveries
Trademarks & labels | Vineyards and discoveries

Duration:

From: 01 / 04 / 24 To: 30 / 06 / 24
  • Monday :
    from 10AM to 00PM
    and from 14 p.m. to 00 p.m.
  • Tuesday :
    from 10AM to 00PM
    and from 14 p.m. to 00 p.m.
  • Wednesday :
    from 10AM to 00PM
    and from 14 p.m. to 00 p.m.
  • Thursday :
    from 10AM to 00PM
    and from 14 p.m. to 00 p.m.
  • Friday :
    from 10AM to 00PM
    and from 14 p.m. to 00 p.m.
  • On Saturday:
    from 10AM to 00PM
    and from 14 p.m. to 00 p.m.
  • Sunday:
    from 10AM to 00PM
    and from 14 p.m. to 00 p.m.
From: 01 / 07 / 24 To: 31 / 08 / 24
  • Monday :
    from 10AM to 00PM
  • Tuesday :
    from 10AM to 00PM
  • Wednesday :
    from 10AM to 00PM
  • Thursday :
    from 10AM to 00PM
  • Friday :
    from 10AM to 00PM
  • On Saturday:
    from 10AM to 00PM
  • Sunday:
    from 10AM to 00PM
From: 01 / 09 / 24 To: 31 / 10 / 24
  • Monday :
    from 10AM to 00PM
    and from 14 p.m. to 00 p.m.
  • Tuesday :
    from 10AM to 00PM
    and from 14 p.m. to 00 p.m.
  • Wednesday :
    from 10AM to 00PM
    and from 14 p.m. to 00 p.m.
  • Thursday :
    from 10AM to 00PM
    and from 14 p.m. to 00 p.m.
  • Friday :
    from 10AM to 00PM
    and from 14 p.m. to 00 p.m.
  • On Saturday:
    from 10AM to 00PM
    and from 14 p.m. to 00 p.m.
  • Sunday:
    from 10AM to 00PM
    and from 14 p.m. to 00 p.m.

Exceptional closure(s): January 1, December 25

Discounted tickets on sale in our tourist information offices.

Prices

From: 01 / 11 / 23 To: 31 / 10 / 24
  • Reduced price - Teacher, holder of the Pass Privilège of another monument of the Departmental Council of Indre-et-Loire, holder of a full price admission ticket for the Balzac museum, the Priory of Saint-Cosme – Ronsard residence, the Royal Fortress of Chinon dating less than 1 month, tourist passports, accompanying a holder of the Privilege Pass of the Rabelais museum. 5€
  • Adult 6€
  • Kids 5€
  • Student fee 5€
  • Big family 5€
  • Disabled - Also valid for an accompanying person. 5€
  • Adult group 5€

Free: social minimum, ICOM, OTSI., Free for children under: 7 years old, Minimum age for children: 7 years, Maximum age for children: 18 years

  • Payment Methods: Bank/credit card, Cheque, Chèques-Vacances Classic, Cash, Online payment

Pratical information

Spoken languages
  • French
  • English
Services
  • Pet Friendly
Visit
  • Educational visits
  • Guided tours
Shops
  • Shop
Customer support / practice
  • Tourist Documentation
  • Tourist information
Conditions for tour operators and works councils
  • Numerous ticketing
Equipments Specific use room
  • Shelters for bikes or mountain bikes
  • Picnic room
Interior equipment
  • Toilets
Motorhome
  • Motorhome parking area
Parking
  • Parking
  • Coach parking
  • Free parking
Leisure facilities
  • Orientation table
Age
  • Minimum age: 7 years
  • Maximum age: 18 years old

Gargantua, life as a giant!

Throughout this walk, Gargantua tells the story of the giants and the stages of its life, its extraordinary birth, its funny language invented by Rabelais, the expressions to laugh, the mysterious games or even the plants of the garden.

Be observant: some clues are within sight. And bring something to draw: your creative sense will be put to the test!

Discovery booklet available free of charge at the museum reception (in French only).
Workshops and activities for children!

Renaissance sound journey like Rabelais
Thanks to a free downloadable mobile application, a new digital sound trail allows you to discover the Rabelaisian landscapes which connect the Rabelais Museum – La Devinière, to the Seuilly Abbey located hundreds of meters away.

Adapted tourism criteria
  • Adapted services for visual impairment
  • Wheelchair accessible with assistance
  • Furniture/Reception desk suitable for wheelchair users
  • WC + grab bar + circulation space
  • Possibility to drop someone off in front of the site
  • Magnetic buckle available at reception

Contact information

4 rue de la Devinière
37500 Seuilly

Access

50 minutes west of Tours via the A85, exit n°9 Chinon, direction Chinon via the D751.
5 minutes from Chinon and 15 minutes from Fontevraud.