COLETTE MUSEUM, FIRST LITERARY MUSEUM IN FRANCE

Vue aérienne de la façade du musée Colette
Vue aérienne de la cour de la Vinée, à l'arrière du musée Colette
La Tour Sarrasine, donjon au plan rare, ovoïde
Les lions, gardiens du château, veillent sur le logo du musée Colette
L'escalier du musée, un titre pour chaque contremarche sous le regard de Colette
Niche multilingue de la Pause Gourmande, boutique et salon de thé du musée Colette

The Colette museum was created in the name of the famous writer, Sidonie Gabrielle Colette, born in 1873 in Saint-Sauveur-en-Puisaye, in a renovated castle dating back to the 17th century mentioned in her first novel, Claudine à l'école, even if she never stayed there. The author also recalls the Saracen Tower which is just a stone's throw away, embodying a keep with a rare ovoid plan, from the 11th and 12th centuries. A certified French museum opened in 1995, it was founded on the initiative of her daughter Colette de Jouvenel. As the museographer Hélène Mugot once said, it is "a museum for the senses as well as for the mind". A living museum that lies in a bed of greenery and history where Colette's voice and gaze accompany the visitor to an imaginary library that leads to the discovery of the writer and her works.

Rates

Rate : 7€

Reduced price : 5€ (Especially groups from 10 people and others on presentation of proof).

Guided tour : 2€

Free for children under 10 years old.

Timetables

The Colette Museum is open from April 01, 2022 until the end of the All Saints holidays (11/06/2022). Every day, except Tuesday, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. non-stop.
Closed in low season, from early November to early April.

Closing

  • From Monday 01 November 2021
    to Friday 01 April 2022

Map

Themes

Cultural and Artistic

Labels

Museum of France

Place

Musée Colette
Château
89520
Saint-Sauveur-en-Puisaye
Yonne
Bourgogne Franche-Comté
Latitude: 47.6173
Longitude: 3.1989

Info +

Duration : 
between 1 and 2 hours

Conveniences

Access to the disabled
Accepted pets
Lift
Carpark
Picnic
Restaurant
Toilets
Guided tour
Wifi
Spoken languages  
English
French
Means of payment  
CB
Cheque
Cash
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