Labeled Maison des Illustres by the Ministry of Culture, this house is the place where lived the schoolboy Arthur Rimbaud, his mother, his brother and his 2 sisters during his period of poetic creation between 1869 and 1875. So it is a place particularly significant in the poet's adolescence. The maps on the ground in each room evoke the incessant departures towards the cities and countries which fascinated Arthur Rimbaud.
Temporary exhibitions are held throughout the year highlighting the work of Rimbaud or contemporary poets. These exhibitions help to make this place of history, breath and poetic dimensions speak. The house also hosts the Arthur Rimbaud museum shop.
The inner courtyard of the house still houses the wooden stairs through which Rimbaud came in and out of his house and an apartment to accommodate an artist in residence writing, or artistic creations.