Louis Braille Picture Tour

Louis Braille’s Birthplace: Coupvray, France

Coupvray, France, the birth place of Louis Braille.

Coupvray is a small village about 26 miles east of Paris. When Louis Braille was born in 1809, about 600 people lived in the village. The stagecoach ride from Louis’ Coupvray home to his boarding school in Paris took four hours.

Today more than 2,700 people live in Coupvray. Disneyland Resort Paris is nearby, and some Disney visitors seek lodging in Coupvray hotels.

Louis Braille’s boyhood home remains much as it was in the 1800’s.

The ten Coupvray pictures on our site were taken by Jane Phillips and belong to the Louis Braille School.

We invite others to share their favorite braille-related images.