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France: opening of Colette’s home in the Yonne department

classical music concerts

Rédigé par Saliha Hadj-Djilani translated by Joséphine Foucher le Lundi 5 Septembre 2016

Since last Spring, the home of the famous French writer Colette is opened to the public.

Colette’s Home
Colette’s Home
The birthplace of Colette in Saint-Sauveur in Puisaye, the Yonne department, that Colette depicted in several of her books, especially in Claudine à l’école, is now accessible to the public for guided visits only.

“The visit enables to better capture the atmosphere of the Colette family life at the end of the XIX century. The public will have access to all of the inhabited rooms of the house and to the gardens (the garden in front, above, and bottom.)

The visits take place in small groups of 15 people maximum, accompanied by a guide, in order to preserve the intimate atmosphere of the place…”
explains Stéphanie Wahl from the CDT of Yonne.

However, Colette’s home has not been entirely authentically reconstituted and the museum is still looking for donors to purchase furniture, art objects, and to repair the wallpaper.

Nevertheless, the house is already offering a rich cultural program, such as classical music concerts.

Practical Information

La Maison de Colette
8-10 rue Colette
89520 Saint-Sauveur-en-Puisaye
phone: +33 (0)3 86 45 66 20

Yonne Tourism Office website:

Getting to Saint-Sauveur-en-Puisaye?

By car: from Dijon, Paris, Troyes, Orléans, between 1h40 and 1h55.

By train: departing from Lyon, Dijon, Paris (regular trains from the Paris Bercy train station, around 1h35) in Joigny or Auxerre.

By bus from Paris: service from Porte d’Italie – Saint-Sauveur with the Cars Tisserand (Phone:+33 (0)3 86 82 82 13).

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