We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Open today: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Review Highlights
Musee Rabelais - a Gargantuan experience in miniature

The Musee Rabelais is situated in the countryside outside Chinon where Rabelais also had a house... read more

Reviewed 3 November 2017
Chinon, France
Beautiful and calm

Amazing place. Nice people. Beautiful landscape. Easy to arrive, not very touristy. It was... read more

Reviewed 9 July 2017
Marius N
Bucharest, Romania
via mobile
Read all 97 reviews
All photos (169)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveler Overview
  • Excellent48%
  • Very good41%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“lovely estate”(2 reviews)
“property”(2 reviews)
La deviniere, a country cottage and the birthplace of François Rabelais, is situated near Chinon (7 kms) in a village called Seuilly. The french writer used this place and surrounding lanscapes as the natural setting for a family of giants. The...more
Closed Now
Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
See all hours
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
4 rue de la Deviniere | 4 La Devinière, 37500 Seuilly, Chinon, France
+33 2 47 95 91 18
Reviews (97)
Filter reviews
9 results
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Show reviews that mention
All reviewslovely estatechildren's roompropertyfrenchvineyardsbooks
Updating list...
Reviewed 3 November 2017

The Musee Rabelais is situated in the countryside outside Chinon where Rabelais also had a house: inexplicably, now demolished. But the one in the country is well signposted from Chinon. There is room to park at the bottom of the hill which leads up to...More

1  Thank stephencamburn
Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

Amazing place. Nice people. Beautiful landscape. Easy to arrive, not very touristy. It was initially just something to fill our time with. We ended up spending more than 2 hours.

Thank Marius N
Reviewed 5 July 2017

This is a lovely place in a lovely setting with quite a bit to see..Most of it is in French but it is still of interest to other tourists.

Thank Pat M
Reviewed 22 April 2017

I brought with me to this place my four year degree in French and History. It was one of many places that were described only in French when I saw it many years ago long before the range of calendar dates suitable for indicating the...More

Thank GuidoLocattelli
Reviewed 7 August 2016

This is nice town with this lovely estate (chateau) that you can wander around and let the kids run around, there are some goats and chickens that you can look at and a few restaurants, an ice cream shop in the cool old walled city....More

Thank edneufl
Reviewed 12 October 2015

Fun to visit, but GSP it out to find it easily. Has something of fun interest for everyone, be it the house, children's room, garden, vineyards or just enjoying a walk of the property. Primarily in French, but you'll do just fine as it is...More

Thank David B L
Reviewed 21 July 2015

I must admit that I did not know much about Rabelais. So we checked all possible sources on the internet and decided to go. In the middle of sunflower fields and wineries lies la deviniere. Really a devine place. The museum shows a lot of...More

Thank diana56
Reviewed 28 May 2014

My view of this was influenced by how I remembered it from about 20 years ago, when it was just a plain farm house, with a bit of information, and was selling excellent and cheap red wine. For me this place is an object of...More

Thank JanettaDavies
Reviewed 12 August 2013

On our way between the castle of Brézé and Chinon, we discovered the museum of the writer, philosopher and doctor François Rabelais, author of Gargantua and Pantagruel. This museum, called 'la Devinière' is the house where he was born and grew up. There is a...More

Thank Anne-Marie C
View more reviews
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Musee Rabelais staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines