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Maison Léon Blum

Thematic house

The Maison Léon Blum is the last home of the illustrious statesman, man of letters and architect of many social advances. All the rooms can be visited, from the kitchen to the modest bedrooms and the vast office-library.

Léon Blum lived there from 1945, on his return from the Buchenwald camp, until his death in 1950.

The day after his death, his wife Jeanne had plans to convert the house into a museum. When she died in 1982, Jeanne Blum bequeathed the house to the commune of Jouy-en-Josas with the mission of maintaining the memory of Léon Blum and developing cultural and artistic activities there.

Listed as a Historic Monument, the House became a museum in 1986 and was awarded the label "Maison des Illustres" by the Ministry of Culture in 2012.

Since 2017, it has benefited from a new permanent exhibition space that can be used by groups and schools. This space is composed of multiple documentary resources that allow the life and work of Léon Blum to be retraced in all its diversity.

As Jeanne wished, the Maison Léon Blum is today a living place of memory and culture.

General information

Public scolaire : du CM1 au lycée.
Visual disabilityAccessible for self-propelled wheelchairsWC + grab handle + adequate space to move
Compulsory health pass


From 06/11 to 31/12/2023 between 10 am and 6 pm.
Closed Monday and Sunday.
Closed exceptionally on December 25th.

From 01/01 to 30/04/2024, every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday between 10 am and 6 pm.
Closed exceptionally on January 1st.

From 01/05 to 31/10/2024, every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
Closed exceptionally on August 15th.


Full price: 6 €
Group adults: 10 €
Group children: 5 €.


Visites individuelles : sur réservation en semaine. Sans réservation les dimanches d'ouverture. Pour les scolaires : visites guidées pédagogiques avec différents supports de travail : questionnaire de visite, axes thématiques (la défense des valeurs républicaines, la première moitié du 20ème siècle à travers la figure de Léon Blum, les grandes avancées sociales de l'entre-deux guerres).
Unguided individual tours on request
Guided group tours on request


  • Picnic area
  • Toilets
  • Exhibition space
  • Defibrillator
  • Parking
  • Educational visits
  • Room hire
  • Shop
  • Tourist brochures
  • Guided tours
  • Shows
  • Permanent exhibition

Facility info


Meeting facilities

Maximum capacity : 1 person

Contact details

Maison Léon Blum
4 rue Léon Blum
78350 Jouy-en-Josas