Musée Colette

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©Romane Choubard
Lion Musée Colette
Salle de bio visite guidée
11
Salomé
Château . Tour
3AC0ABCDE22A4747ABA04377F1E2867B
©Romane Choubard
Lion Musée Colette
Salle de bio visite guidée
11
Salomé
Château . Tour
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 has French museum status. 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 château, rebuilt in the 17th century. Although she never stayed there, Colette mentioned it at the beginning of her first novel, Claudine à l'école: "Montigny [...] is a staircase below a large castle, rebuilt under Louis XV and already more dilapidated than the Saracen tower, thick, low, all sheathed in ivy, which is crumbling from above, a little bit every day". The so-called Saracen tower is a keep with an unusual ovoid plan, dating from the 11th and 12th centuries. It is in this bed of greenery and history that the Musée Colette rests, "a museum for the senses as much as for the mind" as museographer Hélène Mugot puts it. 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, be sure to stop off at La Pause Gourmande, the Musée Colette's shop and tearoom, located in the château's former kitchens. It's an inviting place to read, an intimate moment with Colette, a break that's as much gourmet as it is literary. Finally, from 1 April 2024, come and discover the brand new free activity booklet for children aged between 7 and 12! It will accompany them on their visit and help them, room by room, to understand the life and work of the famous author, while having fun at the same time. Observation games, drawings, connect the dots, riddles... Thanks to this booklet, Colette will no longer hold any secrets for them!

  • Groups accepted
    • Minimum group size: 20

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
  • Visite guidée permanente

Comfort / servicies

  • Bus park

Means of payment

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

Opening

Extra information

Self-guided tours: from 1 April to 12 November, every day except Tuesday, non-stop from 10 am to 6 pm. Closed: from the end of the All Saints' holiday until the beginning of April. Guided tours for groups by prior arrangement only.

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