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Start at the Marguerite Yourcenar museum

Marguerite Yourcenar, famous writer and academician, spent the first 10 years of her life at Saint-Jans-Cappel in the family’s castle (unfortunately destroyed during the first world war), and kept sentimental memories of that time. The bluebell path is an ideal opportunity for discovering her universe. The 6km round-trip, ideal for families, starts in front of the Marguerite Yourcenar museum. The chance to discover the writer’s life and works through photos and documents from the period. An absolute must!

Follow the arrow!

"Follow the signage - violet hyacynths - which mark out the way and cross the departmental park where superb hyacinths in bloom form a soft blue carpet. Magnificent rolling countryside awaits you. You will assuredly be delighted by the charm of the Mont Noir and, who knows, you too could become a famous writer? Unless you're visiting the ""Par monts et par mots"" festival which takes place annually. This is your chance to meet European writers and take part in public readings, writing competitions, discussions - at this country fair.

Full details of the walk

Marguerite Yourcenar Villa - a residence for writers
  • Marguerite Yourcenar Villa - a residence for writers
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