COLETTE MUSEUM, FIRST LITERARY MUSEUM IN FRANCE
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.
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.
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.
- From Monday 01 November 2021to Friday 01 April 2022