Ernest Renan’s Bicentennial
On the occasion of the bicentennial of the birth of the famous Ernest Renan, we suggest that you set out on the trail of the city that saw him born. From his very modest childhood to his status as a highly respected scholar throughout Europe, you will understand the destiny of one of the “giants” of the century, sharing with Victor Hugo or Alexandre Dumas the greatest works of the 19th century. Sometimes a reactionary, sometimes a priest of “reason” and a philosopher of the uncertain, he was nevertheless a pioneer in the writing of works examining the Gospels in the light of scientific criticism. A stroll past the places he frequented is in order to better understand all the facets of this great character.