Michel Bégon

Lecture - Michel Bégon by Pascal Even

Cultural ,  Conference ,  Historic ,  Litterature in Rochefort
  • Pascal Even will retrace the life and work of this great humanist, to whom Rochefort owes its transformation in the 18th century.

    Registration required.

    Born in Blois in 1638 into the nobility of the robe, Michel Bégon began a legal career before his aunt, wife of Colbert, presided over his new destiny. He joined the navy at the age of 40 and held a number of senior positions, in Toulon, Brest, then as intendant in the West Indies and Marseille. His rare human qualities forged his...
    Pascal Even will retrace the life and work of this great humanist, to whom Rochefort owes its transformation in the 18th century.

    Registration required.

    Born in Blois in 1638 into the nobility of the robe, Michel Bégon began a legal career before his aunt, wife of Colbert, presided over his new destiny. He joined the navy at the age of 40 and held a number of senior positions, in Toulon, Brest, then as intendant in the West Indies and Marseille. His rare human qualities forged his reputation and the King called him to Rochefort in 1688. An Enlightenment spirit, he transformed the town during his 18 years in charge. He prescribed the construction of stone houses, cleaned up the roads by paving the streets and building sewers, founded orphanages and hospices and opened up Rochefort to his passion for botany. His remains rest in the church of St Louis.
Services
  • Accessibility
    • Accessible for self-propelled wheelchairs
    • Minimum aisle width of 90 cm
    • Lift (80 x 130 cm) and door >= 77 cm
    • Reception desk between 70-80 cm high
    • Reception staff sensitized to the reception of people with disabilities
  • From May 7, 2024 to July 1, 2024
  • Full price
    5 €

    • Non-members

  • Reduced price

    • Members

Schedules
Schedules
  • On June 18, 2024 at 6:00 PM