Sur les pas de Pierre
visite virtuelle des lieux emblématiques
The Mont Thabor houseboat
PIERRE'S ROOM, 360° VISIT
You can browse through the photos in any direction
VISIT OF THE HOUSEBOAT IN VIDEO
The barge was bought in 1971 by Pierre Goursat, who would found the Emmanuel Community a few years later. He wanted to use it as a drug prevention center, but in the end the place was not quite suitable for that. Pierre Goursat moved there in 1978, along with Martine and Hervé-Marie Catta, their children and a few others. With the installation of the Community’s offices, the barge became a focal point of the Emmanuel and remained so until 2011. The barge took a new turn in 2016 with the arrival of a fraternity of priests with a couple living the communion of states of life. Although the houseboat has undergone some changes since then, the oratory and Pierre’s room have remained as they were.