Let’s meet Europe at less than 1 hour from Paris.

Discover, at your own pace, the living and work conditions of Jean Monnet, one of the Europe Founding Fathers.
This pleasant and cozy house provides you a nice moment of relaxation and discovery with family or friends.

Maison Jean Monnet

“It is essential to start the day with the open space. ” used to say Jean Monnet.
In the middle of nature, this place is conducive to inspiration and many people like to recharge their batteries.

Jean Monnet, a man of conviction

Jean Monnet has always been inspired by the project of federating the peoples of Europe, convinced that the union of men is the only way to ensure lasting peace. Tireless and determined, he was at the origin of the European Community.

Surrounded by relatives and collaborators, he continued this work throughout his life in his house in Houjarray. Even today there is a special atmosphere.

Europe, the dream of a visionary

Visit the Jean Monnet House is to immerse oneself in the place where the idea of ​​a united Europe took its first steps towards reality. This is where that the Declaration of May 9, 1950, the founding text of the European construction, is drafted. It is made public by Robert Schuman, then Minister of Foreign Affairs.

Discover the historical rooms where Jean Monnet conceived the foundations of Europe, as well as numerous documents witnessing his action.

Musée Maison Jean Monnet

At the end of your tour, in our gift shop, you will be able to find  Jean Monnet’s Mémoires, some Monnet cognac bottles (http://monnet-cognac.com) still produced today, but also various goodies related to Europe. A large range of books about Jean Monnet and the history of the European construction, and some tourist booklets are displayed.

A snack bar and picnic areas offer you a relaxing break at the heart of our gardens.

Boutique musée Maison Jean Monnet


Individual visitors

  • Free admission.
  • Guided tour possible for groups: 5 €/pers.
    Through prior arrangement.

Groups (Works council, associations, tourism professionals, etc.)

  • With prior registration, lectures on the European union’s construction and topicality.
  • Rates upon request.

School groups, students

  • Please contact us to know modalities.

Opening hours of the museum:

From April 15 to October 15 From October 16 to April 14
10 a.m – 5 p.m Monday – Friday 10 a.m – 5 p.m
1 p.m – 6 p.m Saturday 1 p.m – 5 p.m
10 a.m – 6 p.m Sunday 10 a.m – 5 p.m

Closed on the following holidays:  December 25 and January 1.

Available on site:

  • Historic documents
  • Sound commentary in 15 languages
  • Exhibit and guided tour
  • Film projections
  • Documentation on the European union
  • Public lectures with prior registration