The birthplace of the famous poet, Jean de La Fontaine, is a town house in the heart of the town of Château-Thierry in France’s Aisne département. It was transformed into a museum in 1876 and classified as a historical landmark in 1910.
The museum retraces the life of the poet and travels through time and space to explore his work and the artists it inspired. It boasts the official designations of Musée de France and Maison des Illustres.
The city of Château-Thierry is undertaking a major restoration and development project to restore the quality of the museum's state of conservation and enhance the collections by doubling the exhibition space. The restoration of the museum fundamentally contributes to the revitalization of the city.