Musée Colette

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©Daniel Salem
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©Romane Choubard
muse colette
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©Daniel Salem
©Musée Colette (2)
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©Romane Choubard
Sanitary pass required.
Wearing a mask is mandatory.
Sanitary protocol set up on the site.
Animals are temporarily prohibited (except guide dogs).

Description

Created on the initiative of her daughter Colette Renée de Jouvenel and opened in 1995, the Colette Museum is a certified French museum. Sidonie Gabrielle Colette, the famous author, was born in Saint-Sauveur-en-Puisaye in 1873. The museum dedicated to her in the heart of her native village is housed in the castle, rebuilt in the 17th century. Although she never stayed there, Colette wrote about it in Claudine à l'école: "Montigny [...] is a staircase below a large castle, rebuilt under Louis XV and already more dilapidated than the Saracen tower, which is thick, low, covered in ivy, and crumbling at the top, a little more every day. The so-called Saracen tower is a keep with a rare ovoid plan, dating from the 11th and 12th centuries. It is in this bed of greenery and history that the Colette Museum rests, "a museum for the senses as much as for the mind" as presented by the museographer, Hélène Mugot. A living museum where Colette's voice and gaze accompany the visitor to an imaginary library where chance leads to the discovery of the writer and her works. And before venturing into the village, don't miss a stop at the Pause Gourmande, the Colette Museum's shop and tea room, located in the former kitchens of the castle. This place invites you to read, to have an intimate moment with Colette, a gourmet and literary break.

  • Groups accepted
    • Minimum group size: 10

Labels

  • FamilYonne
  • Musée de France

Spoken languages

  • French
  • English

Visit

Individual

  • Permanent free visit
  • Free visit on request
  • Visite guidée permanente

Groups

  • Free visit on request
  • Permanent guided tour

Comfort / servicies

  • Bus park

Means of payment

  • Credit card
  • Payment cards
  • Cheques and postal orders
  • Cash
  • Eurocard - Mastercard

Opening

Extra information

Visites libres : du 1er avril au 6 novembre, tous les jours sauf le mardi, de 10 à 18 h. Fermé de début novembre à début avril. Visites guidées pour les groupes : sur réservation.

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