Maison des Lumieres Denis Diderot, Langres

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The House of Enlightenment, Denis Diderot or La Maison des Lumières Denis Diderot is housed in the Hotel du Breuil de Saint Germain located in Langres built in the sixteenth century and rebuilt in the eighteenth century. The museum is dedicated to Denis Diderot the French philosopher, writer, art critic, and his work the Encyclopédie, ou Dictionnaire raisonné des sciences, des arts et des métiers.The museum was designed by Atelier à Kiko and the garden by landscape architect Louis Benech. The house is organized into 10 themed rooms, or salles, including a chronology of the Enlightenment, Denis Diderot in Langres and his later life in Paris, Diderot's journey to Russia, Diderot and art criticism, theater criticism, Diderot and music, the Encyclopedia.General InformationThe museum is open all year, Tuesdays–Sundays. The explanations of the exhibits are not multilingual but an audio guide, Diderot et sa ville, is available in Dutch, English, French or German (2013).
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  • As an 'Anglais' I knew little of Diderot and his work. Now I know just a little more. His contribution to civilisation is truly amazing. He did so much in so many fields that I felt humbled. The...  more »
  • A must see if in Langes. Diderot is the great son of the town if rather misunderstood at the time. Man of the Enlightenment. This combination of two small but very Fine Renaissance houses encloses a....  more »
  • Very interesting place
  • Fabulous museum. Highly informative and beautifully designed.
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