Maison de Georges Clemenceau

La Roche sur Yon
Atlantic Loire Valley
Landmarks and Historic Buildings

Defeated in the presidential elections of 1919, the "father of victory" 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 "Tiger" died.

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Brittany Ferries and Centre des Monuments Nationaux is pleased to offer you entry to the Maison de Georges Clemenceau at the reduced rate of just €5 per person. Simply present your cabin key or boarding card when purchasing your entry ticket.

Places to visit nearby

La Rochelle in Poitou-Charentes is a city by the sea known for its history in trade and fishing and is joined to the charming Île de Ré by a road bridge.

Niort in Poitou-Charentes is an important modern finance centre with a rich historical past as a trading port and the second largest donjon (keep) in France.

Nantes, in Atlantic Loire Valley, is a beautiful city that was once the long-held historical capital of Brittany and is today a vibrant hub for the creative arts.

Nearby attractions

Take a boat trip from the harbour in La Rochelle towards Fort Boyard (an ancient stone fortress made famous by a tv series), or out to the tiny Île d'Aix.

Learn about the fascinating underwater world at this excellent state-of-the-art aquarium which is well laid out and has beautiful fish from all over the world.

At this maritime museum you can explore the meteorological vessel France I from the engine room to the bridge. Climb aboard the fishing trawler Angoumois to imagine life on board during its 12-day voyages from La Rochelle and...