Discover the festive spirit of the Belle Epoque at the Musée de la Grenouillère

Discover the festive spirit of the Belle Epoque at the Musée de la Grenouillère
Espace Chanorier
12 Grande Rue
78290 Croissy-sur-Seine

01 30 53 61 02

Hidden in the outhouses of the Château Chanorier is a colourful museum: the Musée de la Grenouillère. A few steps to climb and you'll find yourself at the heart of the Belle Epoque!

The Musée de la Grenouillère retraces the history of the old 'guinguette' of the same name, which was a favourite haunt of Monet and Renoir and which they reproduced in some famous paintings.

Between 1855 and 1928, this guinguette attracted pleasure-hungry Parisians, notably Monet, Renoir and Maupassant.

The museum presents a collection of engravings by Crafty, Pelcoq, Lafosse, Robida, Grévin and Steinlen; paintings by the 'petits maîtres des bords de Seine': Clary-Baroux, Heilbuth, Marius-Eraud, Maincent, Morlong, etc; reproductions of paintings by Monet and Renoir that immortalised the Grenouillère in 1869; and also objects, describing the guinguette and the activities that went on there – boating (very popular at that time), bathing in the cold water, Thursday evening dances – and evoking the surrounding landscapes.

This iconographic heritage is also brought to life by temporary exhibitions presenting various personalities and the habits and customs of the Belle Epoque of the Grenouillère.

Listen to this podcast of a France Bleu interview with Marie-Louise Schembri (chairman of the Amis de la Grenouillère association):
https://www.francebleu.fr/emissions/le-tour-de-l-ile-de-france-en-40-jours-17h15/107-1/etape-6-musee-de-la-grenouilliere-et-parcours-impressionniste-en-bords-de-seine-croissy-sur-seine

Location

Openings

All year round, every Wednesday and Sunday between 2.30 pm and 6 pm.

Prices

Full price: from 5 €
Reduced price: from 3 €
Group adults: 6 €
Group children: 3 €.

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