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Musée Colette

Museum, Not rated, Literature, Park, Classical in Saint-Sauveur-en-Puisaye
7 Full-fare
  • 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...
    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.
  • Spoken languages
    • French
    • English
Services
  • Activities
    • Special theme activity
    • Adult workshop
    • Children's workshop
    • Lectures
    • Temporary exhibitions
    • Concerts
  • Equipment
    • Picnic area
    • Car park
    • Screening room
    • Toilets
  • Services
    • Animals accepted
    • Boutique
    • Play area
    • Wi-fi
Rates
Payment methods
  • Carte Bleue/Credit card
  • Debit cards
  • Cheques and giro cheques
  • Cash
  • Eurocard - Mastercard
  • Rates
  • Group rate (per person)
    5 €
  • Child rate
  • Standard rate - adult full price
    7 €
  • Student package rate
    5 €
  • Free
  • Other
    5 €
  • Other
    2 €
Openings
Openings
  • From April 1, 2023 until November 5, 2023
    Closed On Tuesday
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