La Maison des Aieules
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In the garden of the house, Pierre Loti rests under ivy and laurel; these words are engraved on a stone plaque.
In 1923, writer and naval officer Pierre Loti, born in Rochefort in 1850, author of Aziyadé, numerous novels (some autobiographical, such as Prime jeunesse) and travelogues, was buried in Saint-Pierre-d'Oléron, in the garden of the "Maison des aïeules".
This townhouse was built in the 17th century and remodeled in the following century. Long owned by the "Renaudin" family, ancestors of Pierre Loti, it became a boarding school for girls in 1832, then a Protestant denominational school.
The building, with its simple lines, comprises a two-storey main building, outbuildings and gardens, accessed via a double gate (pedestrian and carriage gate).
The writer bought the property in 1899 and renamed it "Maison des Aïeules" in memory of his ancestors.
On his death, he was buried in the adjoining garden. In accordance with his last wishes, the house is not open to the public.
La Maison des Aieules 19 rue Pierre Loti17310, Saint-Pierre-d'OléronFranceItinerary