Maison Elsa Triolet - Aragon

  • Museum
  • Arts and culture
  • Litterature
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Set in five hectares of parkland, the Villeneuve mill will take you into the private lives of Elsa Triolet and Aragon.

It was sometimes the setting and the source of inspiration for their writings. Vestiges of the milling activity, the couple's favourite objects and the works of artist friends remain, creating a warm and unique atmosphere. It is here that some of the most beautiful pages of French literature were written.

This place has a triple vocation: place of memory (flats and tomb of the two writers), place of research and place of support for contemporary artistic creation.

In addition to the works present in the part of the house inhabited by Elsa Triolet and Aragon, such as those of Picasso, Fernand Léger, Boris Taslitzky and many others, you will discover the works of many contemporary artists: Bertrand-Moulin, Noël Pasquier, Jean-Pierre Rives, Yvon Taillandier, Salah Stétié, Kishida, Denis Monfleur, Ladislas Kijno, Erró, Bernard Rancillac, Marc Giai-Miniet, Franck Delorieux, Pat Andrea and Claude Gaspari.

Opening and closing times

From 01/02 to 30/11, daily between 2 pm and 6 pm. House on guided tour only (except park and exhibitions): every weekday at 4pm, and weekends from 2:30pm to 5:30pm.

Rates

Full price: 9.50 € (Guided tour of the House, visit of the park and exhibitions)
Reduced price: 7.50 € (Guided tour of the House, visit of the park and exhibitions)
Set price group adults: Quotation on request for a guided tour booking.

Free entry for children < 12 years.

Visit only of the park and exhibitions: 5€.

Reception

Types of customers

  • Children

Additional information

  • • Reception of researchers
  • • Educational workshops for schools (PEAC classes)
  • • External activities: exhibition rentals, conferences, concerts, poetry in the city, etc.
  • • Exhibitions of painting, sculpture, photography and graphic design
  • • Festivals and concerts
  • • Meetings with writers and poets
  • • Discovery days for groups in partnership with other nearby venues
  • • Sculpture gardens
  • • Tearoom

Visits

Average length of visit

  • 60 minutes (individual)

Services and facilities

Services

  • Room hire

Activities

  • Botanic trail
  • Children's entertainment
  • Temporary exhibition

Languages

Spoken languages

  • French

Visit languages

  • French

Additional information

Guided tour in sign language on a tablet.
Guided tour with one floor and without lift (tablets available for a virtual visit for people with reduced mobility.

Access

RER C Gare-d'Austerlitz to Gare-de-Dourdan + taxi or bus

SNCF Gare-Montparnasse to Gare-de-Rambouillet + taxi or bus

Bus: Express 10 available Monday to Saturday from Dourdan to Rambouillet via Maison Triolet - Aragon (stop Saint-Arnoult-Chaudières)

Car: A10 road exit 10: Saint-Arnoult-Dourdan-Rambouillet

Shuttle from Paris on certain weekends (see the heading YOUR VISIT on the website): 1pm Porte d'Orléans -> 2pm Maison Elsa Triolet-Aragon. Return : Departure at 5pm from the Maison Elsa Triolet-Aragon to the Porte d'Orléans.

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