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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Value for money. The Paris pass was great and we were able to visit many museums and attractions at a discount or free. We were also able to travel on the Metro for free! So go ahead and buy one and enjoy your Paris experience.
Josephine Bongiovanni from Australia

The only way to see Paris The Paris Pass allows you to hop on hop off an open top (fact-filled) tour bus, offers entry into many of the beautiful museums, galleries and attractions Paris has to offer and allows you to travel on the Metro. All in one little pack. It was useful to have everything in one pack, with a useful little pocket book filled with maps and information on Paris and the attractions - this was something that rarely left our hands! For the things that we did we using this pass definitely got value for money. We would highly recommend!!
Alexis Donaghue from United Kingdom

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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