Paying a visit to famous Afro-French writer Alexandre Dumas’ House. Yes, we know that France has a lot of tourist attractions like the Louvre Museum, Eiffel Tower, Champs-Élysées and so on. But, visiting the house where Dumas used to live is a way to learn about the man who changed French literature. Also known as Château de Monte-Cristo, the Afro-French author’s house is a charming castle located on Port-Marly hill, between Marly-le-Roi and Saint-Germain-en-Laye. The house was built in 1846 by architect Hippolyte Durand. Dumas named the château after one of his most successful novels: The Count of Monte Cristo. When you visit Alexandre Dumas’ house, you can walk around the beautiful garden and even check out the occasional art exhibitions. Born in Villers-Cotterêts, France in 1802, Dumas was the son of General Thomas-Alexandre Dumas Davy de la Pailleterie, one of the highest-ranking men of African descent to lead a European army. Dumas’s paternal grandparents were a French nobleman and an enslaved Haitian woman.
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