Childhood home of Robespierre

Maximilian de Robespierre (1758-1794) was born into a family of small nobility in Arras. A lawyer and judge at the episcopal court, and an avid reader of Jean-Jacques Rousseau, he was elected in 1789 as representative of the Tiers État de l'Artois at the Estates General. Today his house is given over to the Musée du Compagnonnage, a museum showing the masterpieces (carpentry, cabinetmaking etc) of the Compagnons du Tour de France.

Useful information

Address : 

9 rue Maximilien-Robespierre

Phone:

+33 3 21 51 26 95

Price:

2 € (-18 years old free of charge)

Opening hours

May-Sep: 2pm-5.30pm, weekends and Bank Hols 2.30pm-6.30pm; rest of year: Tue and Thu 2pm-5.30pm, weekends and Bank Hols 3.30pm-6.30pm - closed Mon, 1 Jan, 25 Dec

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