Jules Verne lived in this house from 1882 to 1900
“On the desire of my wife I settle in Amiens, a wise, civilized city, of equal humor, society is cordial and literate. We are near Paris, enough to reflect it, without the unbearable noise and the sterile agitation And to be honest, my Saint Michel remains moored at Crotoy.” Letter from Jules Verne to his friend Charles Wallut, 1871.
Jules Verne lived 34 years (1871-1905) in Amiens. He lived as a tenant for 18 years (from 1882 to 1900) in the Maison à la Tour, now open to the public, at 2 rue Charles-Dubois.