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

Individual openings and schedules

  • Visits from October 1, 2021 to March 31, 2022:
    – Wednesday and Friday: 3.30 p.m. and 4.30 p.m.
    – Saturday: 11 a.m. *, 2:30 p.m., 3:30 p.m., 4:30 p.m.
    – Sunday: 11 a.m. *, 2:30 p.m., 3:30 p.m.
    During school holidays in zone B.
    (October 23 – November 7 / December 18 – January 2 / February 5 – February 20)
    as well as November 11
    – Monday to Friday: 3.30 p.m. and 4.30 p.m.
    – Saturday, Sunday and November 11: 10 a.m., 11 a.m. *, 2:30 p.m., 3:30 p.m., 4:30 p.m.
    * visit included in the Le Havre, world heritage trail (2h, € 7 / € 5, see p.13)
    50 min – 5 € / 3 € *
    Early closing at 4 p.m. on December 24 and 31
    Closed on December 25 and January 1
    Reservations required online at: https://reservations.activitour.fr/activity/visite-guidee-appartement-temoin-perret
    More information: 02 35 22 31 22
    Regular tours of the Apartment are organized, weekdays and weekends, throughout the year.

Equipement & services

  • Film projection room
  • Library
  • Shop

Prices

  • Prices: 5 € / 3 € (50 min)
    Visit of the Le Havre, World Heritage trail: € 7 / € 5 depending on the visit

    Free: under 26, job seekers, social minima, accompanying persons with a disability card
    Also for the ICOM, ICOMOS and Culture card.

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

E-mail

Website

Online booking

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