Témoin Perret Apartment

LE HAVRE

Description

This show flat gives the opportunity to understand how the Perret working group aimed at rehousing the locals after the town was 80% destroyed as a result of second world war bombing operations. This fully-furnished apartment provides the visitor with a great chance to see what modernity looked like in the early “post-war boom” years.

The show flat is designed to help visitors visualize where families were rehoused after almost ten years of living in rudimentary shelters. Perret’s heartfelt vision was to give them the optimum confort with large and bright living spaces in a quiet neighbourhood. The furniture in the different rooms was designed by various architects such as René Gabriel, André Beaudoin and Marcel Gascouin. Ths was the first time that mass-produced furniture was used for middle-class families.

The rooms were fully equipped : a ktichen with a fridge, a gas stove, a pressure cooker and a rubbish-chute ; a record player and a writing machine

Openings and schedules

  • From 21/12/2020 to 05/01/2022 – From 15:30 to 16:30

Equipement & services

  • Film projection room
  • Library
  • Shop

Prices

  • Base rate – full rate adult :

Payment methods

  • Vouchers
  • Carte bleue
  • Postal or bank cheques
  • Holiday vouchers
  • Cash
  • Eurocard – Mastercard

Location

Témoin Perret Apartment
Maison du Patrimoine – 181 rue de Paris – 76600 LE HAVRE

Tel. 02 35 22 31 22

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