La Maison Fournaise Renoir the immersive experience - Saint Germain Boucles de Seine

La Maison Fournaise Renoir the immersive experience
Ile des Impressionnistes
78400 Chatou

01 34 80 63 22

The Fournaise museum proposes a meeting with the artist during a show, punctuated by digital animations and videos, in the middle of the atmosphere recreated by the sets of theaters. of the museum.

One hundred years after his death, Renoir is back in Chatou hologram! Familiarly, he tells us about his vision of painting, the harsh criticisms of his contemporaries, his workshop secrets, his loves, his relatives ... and the fertile inspiration drawn from the banks of the Seine.
At the time of the first scandals, Durand-Ruel and some amateurs give him a decisive support by buying him paintings. Alphonse Fournaise is one of the first! He ordered his portrait and that of his daughter for 200 francs. For more than ten years, Renoir made frequent stays at home and around Chatou where he painted about thirty paintings.
Aged nearly forty, he began the ambitious Breakfast of the Boaters. This painting, painted on the balcony of the Maison Fournaise, is the result of long research. The painter feels then that he has arrived "at the end of impressionism". This great admirer of the masters of the Italian Renaissance dreams of making this work a bridge between Veronese, Raphael and the modern life of his century. Retained at the Fournaise by his painting in 1880, he wrote to Monsieur de Bellio: "You will not regret your trip. It is the most beautiful place around Paris. "

To complete your experience in the footsteps of Renoir, go back in time on the Fournaise hamlet thanks to the virtual reality helmets, wander among the characters of the Breakfast of the boaters with the tactile tablets or create your own work according to the master in painting Virtual.

In this unprecedented show, technology offers an innovative, fun and surprising approach to an immersive journey in the heart of the painter's Impressionist years in Chatou.

- Departures of visits every 30 minutes. Come 15 to 20 minutes in advance.

- Duration of the show: about 60 minutes



All year round, every Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday: 10am–12:30pm / 2–6pm
Saturday and Sunday: 10.30am-1.30pm / 2pm-6pm

Departures every half hour. Last departure 1 hour before closing. Reservation recommended.


Full price: € 9, reduced price: € 7, group price or young person under 18: € 6.
Conditions of access to reduced and free rates detailed on their website.

Group rates
Reception of groups is gradually resuming but remains limited due to sanitary measures. Do not hesitate to contact them for any inquiries.

Adult groups
Group made up: (from 10 people): 6 € per person
Commentary "La guinguette des Fournaise" (duration: approximately 20 minutes): € 60 per group
The reservation is effective after payment of a deposit of an amount equal to 20% of the price of the visit.

The show course is accessible to 15 people at a time (departures every half hour). For larger groups, please contact us in order to best adapt the organization of the visit to your needs.

Young audience groups
Educational animation (visit + workshop): 100 € per class
Tales: 65 € per class
Educational visit Colleges and high schools (1h30): 100 € per class
Educational-reading visit (2h): 160 € per class

Privatization - privilege evening
Quote on request

Company day
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