Located in the house of Théophraste Renaudot (XNUMXth century), the museum retraces the life of the founder of the French Press.
Ordinary physician to King Louis XIII in 1612 and Commissioner General of the Poor of the Kingdom, he settled in Paris. Thanks to Richelieu, in 1631 he founded the first printed newspaper in France: the Gazette. He is also at the origin of many "innocent inventions" (ANPE, classified ads, Mont-de-Piété).
To see, a 1631th century hand press and many documents. Unique experience: printing the first Gazette of XNUMX.
You can also visit the cellar and the medicinal garden.
Every year in November, the Renaudot prize for high school students is awarded in Loudun. Equivalent for young people of the illustrious literary prize.
To discover: Loudun and its rich heritage.
Open from April to December