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Musée Colette

Museum, Not rated, Literature, Park, Castle, Classical in Saint-Sauveur-en-Puisaye
8 Full-fare
  • 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...
    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!
  • Spoken languages
    • French
    • English
Services
  • Activities
    • Special theme activity
    • 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)
    6 €
  • Child rate
    Free
  • Young persons rate
    5 €
  • Free
    Free
  • Free
    Free
  • Standard rate - adult full price
    8 €
  • Other
    2 €
Openings
Openings
  • From April 1, 2024 until November 3, 2024
    Closed On Tuesday
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