Heritage Days 2024: guided tour of the Closerie Falbala - Fondation Dubuffet (94)

Published by Cécile de Sortiraparis, Caroline de Sortiraparis · Published on July 17th, 2024 at 12:59 p.m.
La Closerie Falbala, a major work by Dubuffet, is open free of charge during the Journées du Patrimoine 2024. On Saturday September 21 and Sunday September 22, please feel free to visit (booking required) this 1,500 m² masterpiece of art brut, built in the open air between 1971 and 1976.

If you love theart of Jean Dubuffet, and in particular his Jardin d'Hiver, a grotto integrated into the Centre Pompidou, then head to the village of Périgny-sur-Yerres, in the Val-de-Marne, for the Journées du Patrimoine 2023. On a plot of land near his studio, in the middle of nowhere, the artist built his Closerie Falbala, listed as a historic monument in November 1998.

This all-white structure is impressive in its size and execution. The artist, who was over 70 years old at the time of construction, had wanted to build a study close to his studio, a sort of"philosophical exercise room"as he called it. So he built a villa 20 meters long, 15 meters wide and 8 meters high. Inside is an Antichambre, which leads to Dubuffet 'sCabinet logologique .

Then Jean Dubuffet built a 1,600 m² concrete maze around his villa, with white menhirs and winding paths to keep the curious away. His aim was to isolate himself from his neighbors. The Falbala closerie was completed in 1976! The installation can be visited all year round, and includes a tour of the artist's former studios, where many of his works are preserved, including the model of the work that was destined for Renault Boulogne-Billancourt.

Intrigued by this mysterious building transformed into a work of art? Then come and discover it for free on Saturday September 21 and Sunday September 22, 2024. Guided tours of the Closerie and Villa Falbala are organized on the occasion of the Journées du Patrimoine. Please note that these tours are subject to registration and availability. Reserve your ticket now by calling 01 47 34 12 63.

The Journées du Patrimoine 2024 program at Closerie Falbala, Fondation Dubuffet in Val-de-Marne, France

  • Visite guidée de la Closerie et de la Villa Falbala - Fondation Dubuffet
    21 et 22 septembre

    Œuvre majeure de Jean Dubuffet, la Closerie Falbala a été construite entre 1970 et 1973 en béton et résine époxy sur un terrain proche des anciens ateliers de sculpture de l'artiste et représente une surface de 1610 m2. Elle entoure de ses murs sinueux la Villa Falbala, demeure sans fenêtres conçue par Jean Dubuffet pour abriter le Cabinet logologique (1967-1969), « chambre d'exercice philosophique » de l'artiste, haut lieu du mental. Œuvre capitale de la période de l'Hourloupe, la Closerie Falbala a été classée Monument historique en novembre 1998.

Happy Heritage Days in Val-de-Marne!

Practical information

Dates and Opening Time
From September 21th, 2024 to September 22th, 2024

× Approximate opening times: to confirm opening times, please contact the establishment.


    Sentier des Vaux
    94520 Perigny


    Official website

    01 47 34 12 63

    More information
    Visits free of charge, by appointment only