Discover the festive spirit of the Belle Epoque at the Musée de la Grenouillère
12 Grande Rue
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!
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):
All year round, every Wednesday and Sunday between 2.30 pm and 6 pm.
Full price: from 5 €
Reduced price: from 3 €
Group adults: 6 €
Group children: 3 €.
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