The Musée de Port-Royal des Champs was at one time a famous school. The ruined abbey, which the museum overlooks, was once the centre of Jansenism (a Catholic reform movement largely directed against the Jesuits).

It is quite easy to underestimate the influence that the type of groups and schools had on French life; this is where the intellectuals and power-mongers came to learn the arts of reason and debate.

The endless wars of the Middle Ages often revolved around the nuances of Catholic doctrine and schools such as this played a crucial role in politics. Important intellectuals such as Pascal and Racine studied here and refined their beliefs and rhetoric which would go on to be so influential.

The Musée National de Port-Royal de Champs is dedicated to the history of this political and religious movement and contains a large number of engravings, books and paintings.

This is a thought-provoking and contemplative museum which provides a glimpse into a vanished world. It is also a quite lovely place, a wonderful stop with the Paris Pass.

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Great investment! My friend and I were grateful to be able to skip the lines at all the museums. I think we did the best of the city in 2 days!
Ciritta Park from United States

Fabulous! The Paris Pass was a great buy. Not just because for many sites there was no need to purchase any more tickets, but getting to the front of the line is essential for seeing everything you want and need to see. From the moment we picked up the pass, we began using the metro pass and that was so easy. Also, I purchased the Paris Pass online from the U.S. I was provided with great information about how and where to pick up the pass. That made the whole process fabulous!
Kathy Lutes from United States

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1st November - 31st March:
Monday 10.00 - 12.00 & 14.00 - 17.30
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday 10.00 - 12.00 & 14.00 - 17.30
Thursday 10.00 - 12.00 & 14.00 - 17.30
Friday 10.00 - 12.00 & 14.00 - 17.30
Saturday 10.30 - 18.00
Sunday 10.30 - 18.00
1st April - 31st October:
Monday 10.30 - 12.30 & 14.00 - 18.00
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday 10.30 - 12.30 & 14.00 - 18.00
Thursday 10.30 - 12.30 & 14.00 - 18.00
Friday 10.30 - 12.30 & 14.00 - 18.00
Saturday 10.30 - 18.30
Sunday 10.30 - 18.30

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Address:

Les Granges de Port-Royal, 78114 Magny-les-Hameaux, France

Telephone:

+33 (0)1 39 30 72 72