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Nicolas Flamel's Home

  • 51 rue Montmorency Map It
  • Marais Quarter
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Published 10/20/2016

Fodor's Review

Built in 1407 and reputed to be the oldest house in Paris (though other buildings also claim that title), this abode has a mystical history. Harry Potter fans should take note: this was the real-life residence of Nicolas Flamel, the alchemist whose sorcerer's stone is the source of immortality in the popular book series. A wealthy scribe, merchant, and dabbler in the mystical arts, Flamel willed his home to the city as a dormitory for the poor—on the condition that boarders pray daily for his soul. Today, the building contains apartments and a restaurant.

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51 rue Montmorency, Paris, Île-de-France, 75003, France

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Published 10/20/2016


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