Maison Jean Cocteau, musical dive in the universe of the poet in Milly-la-Forêt (91)

Published by Graziella de Sortiraparis · Published on April 6th, 2023 at 04:20 p.m.
Near Milly-la-Forêt in Essonne, the House of Jean Cocteau invites you to discover the universe and the life of the artist, through exhibitions around music, until October 29, 2023.

As every year, the Maison Jean Cocteau reopens to the public from May, in order to rediscover the famous French filmmaker and poet, in the heart of Essonne, in Milly-la-Forêt . This time, the theme is music, with an exhibition, concerts and many animations, to be experienced until October 29, 2023. Let's go for a dive in a very fantastic and avant-garde universe, strongly inspired by mythology, within a house-museum richly decorated and classified in the Historical Monuments.

In addition to the garden, the orchard and the park of nearly 2 hectares bordered by canals, visitors can enjoy an extraordinary temporary exhibition. Jean Cocteau wrote most of his work in this house which inspired him, as it is arranged as a scenic device. Mythological creatures mingle in the different spaces, on the furniture and in the tapestries, with animal motifs, like in a cabinet of curiosities.

In 2023, the House celebrates the 60th anniversary of the artist's death with a new exhibition " Take care of the music ", which invites visitors to a musical journey through the 20th century, around different musical themes, between ballets and jazz . From July to the beginning of September, a series of six concerts will mark the summer and will allow visitors to (re)listen to works that marked Cocteau's life. Recitals, instrumental or vocal pieces by composers who were important to him will be played in the artist's world.

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Practical information

Dates and Opening Time
From May 4th, 2023 to October 29th, 2023

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


    15 Rue du Lau
    91490 Milly la Foret

    Tarif réduit: €6.5

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