Abbot Pierre Centre - Emmaüs - memorial and drop-in centre


Pets accepted
Esteville, 30 km north of Rouen.
The Abbé Pierre remembrance and commemoration site is a huge exhibition hall with a profusion of videos, photos and personal objects that present the life, the message and the work of the man who had been "France's favourite personality" for years.
The display tells the story of an exceptional man: priest, member of the Resistance during World War II, member of Parliament, peace activist, builder of houses for the poor and homeless, founder of the Emmaüs movement, etc.
Located in the house where he had lived since 1964, this place of remembrance invites you to get behind the public mask of Abbé Pierre by visiting his bedroom, his study, his workshop as well as the chapel where he used to reflect and pray. You will also learn more about his campaigns in France and throughout the world to help the underprivileged.
The Emmaüs - Abbé Pierre Centre provides a booklet with a scavenger hunt for children aged 6-12 and organises activities for school field trips (booking required) approved by the French Ministry of Education.
Contact details

Abbot Pierre Centre - Emmaüs - memorial and drop-in centre

Route Emmaüs


Phone : 02 35 23 87 76

Mobile phone : 06 28 27 65 04



  • Normandy Sites and Monuments Club
  • Rates

    Base rate - full rate adult From 6 €

    Discount - maximum age : 5 years old

    Child rate From 2 €
    Reduced rate From 4 €
    Rate for adult group From 4 €
    School group rate from 2 at 4 €
    Means of payment

    Carte bleue

    Postal or bank cheques

    Holiday vouchers


    Eurocard - Mastercard


    Pets accepted


    Media library

    Specially for families


    Supervised learning activity

    Learning activity

    Specific theme activities

    Adult workshop

    Junior workshop

    Temporary exhibitions


    Educational visits

    Guided tour

    Coach Parking

    Accommodation on site



    Visite libre en permanence - yes
    Visite guidées sur demande - yes
    Average time60 minutes60 minutes
    Minimum age - Maximum - from 8 at 100 years old


    Coach parking
    Groups acccepted
    Minimum number of people 20

    Further information

    Environment : Close to a motorway