THE MILL OF VILLENEUVE
THE APPARTMENT HAS BECOME A MUSEUM
THE APARTMENT HAS BECOME A MUSEUM
In 1951, Aragon decided to offer Elsa, the uprooted Russian girl, a little spot of French ground: this water-mill built at the beginning of the XIIIth century.
Traces of milling trade remain: the framework of the wheel can be seen from the heart of the large living-room which is located against the mill-race. Symbolic objects belonging to the couple and friends’ personal gifts are still present, untouched, creating a warm and unique atmosphere.
You are invited to take a walk in the 6 hectares estate, in the open fields, or under trees and weeping willows.
Vegetation grows spontaneously with alternation of humid and dark undergrowth together with open luminous meadows. A real source of inspiration for the two writers.
THE GARDEN OF SCULPTURES
At first glance, the permanent exhibition of sculptures can be seen on the closest lawns. Every year, new works of art are added and some of their authors became friends of the place. You are invited to follow a scenographic circuit of contemporary artists.
To the attention of children, pictograms help to follow the circuit and to enjoy discussing with friends and family.
THE MAGIC MIRROR
It was built between 1943 and 1946, when dancing places became in vogue. The Magic Mirror is built in wood, with windows of stained glass. It is registered on the supplementary inventory of historical monuments.
In the magic mirror, shows, concerts and meeting take place.
The park and the exhibitions are open to individuals every day from 14:00 to 18:00.
Commented visits of the appartment museum are held on saturdays, sundays and public holidays from 14:00 to 18:00.
On weekdays, one guided tour at 16:00.
Annual closing to individuals from December 3rd. to February 1st.
FARES AND INFOS
Moulin de Villeneuve
Rue de Villeneuve
(+33) 1 30 41 20 15
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