VISIT THE SAINT-SIMON HOUSE
Open since the 5th of August 2020 and inaugurated on the 6th of September 2020, this facility invites visitors to take a seat in Saint-Simon’s office. The visit opens with the Court of Louis XIV. Visitors young and old can operate the displays to discover the stories behind the scenes at Versailles. Objects of curiosity, method of investigation, everything has been scrutinized!
THE COURTYARD OF VERSAILLES AND ITS BACKGROUND
The first part of the museum is devoted to the introduction of the thought of Saint-Simon. You will thus find the first keys to understanding his work. The context in which the diarist evolves gradually takes shape.
THE SAINT-SIMON METHOD
You find yourself plunging into the very heart of the memoirs. Work alongside Saint-Simon to discover his networks of informants. See the main place of writing of the memoirs : the château of La Ferté-Vidame.
BETWEEN NETWORKS AND INFLUENCES
Here, the words spoken of Saint-Simon that " he had the art of guessing through the walls " can be fully understood. The duke is on the lookout for any sign. His analysis focuses as much on the most incongruous details as on the most complex elements of political systems. Pull the strings of the networks to tip the king in your favour.
UNMASK THEM ALL
Through a series of well-known portraits, the true nature of the characters presented is revealed to you. Liars and traitors see themselves unmasked … Behind these descriptions, Saint-Simon exposes to us all the depth and complexity of individuals. Track down and unmask the devils hiding in the court and send them to hell!
Discover the expressions invented by Saint-Simon. Both fun and offbeat, they illustrate the expressiveness of his writing and cut to the quick. These quotes and portraits are presented in the form of drawings. Have a go at understanding them!