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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It was my second time using a Paris Pass, I would do so again with no hesitation. I recommend the Paris Pass, London Pass etc. to all my friends who are traveling to such places. I have used the Paris Pass twice and the London Pass once. They work great, save me time and money, but more importantly time.
Randall Howard from United States

The best idea ever! No line ups, subway passes, museum passes! Having the Paris pass was a terrific! We weren't familiar with Paris and by having the 2 day hop on, hop off pass, it enabled us to get the lay of the land first! The subway pass was terrific as you go can anywhere! We took a beautiful river boat cruise down the Seine! The best part of the pass was getting into all of the museums without lining up!! The line ups were really long and it was really hot, so walking to the front and just going in paid off royally!!
Karen Davie from Canada

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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