European Heritage Days 2022: guided tour of the Closerie Falbala – Fondation Dubuffet (94)

Published by Cécile D., Caroline J. · Published on 3 August 2022 at 16h18
The Closerie Falbala – major piece by Dubuffet – opens for free on European Heritage Days. On Saturday September 17 and Sunday 18, 2022, do not hesitate to visit (upon registration) this art brut masterpiece covering 1,500sqm and built between 1971 and 1976 in the open air.

If you enjoy Jean Dubuffet’s art, and especially his “Jardin d’Hiver”, a cave included within Centre Pompidou, then run to Périgny-sur-Yerres, in Val-de-Marne, for European Heritage Days 2022. On a field close to his studio, in the middle of nowhere, the artist built his Closerie Falbala – listed as historic monument since November 1998.

This white structure is impressive because of its size and realization process. Then over 70 years of age when building it, the artist wanted to create a thought cabinet near his studio, a sort of “philosophic exercise chamber”, like he used to call it. And therefore, he built a villa, about 20 meters long and 15 meters wide, and 8 meters tall. Inside stands an Antechamber leading to the Logologic Cabinet of Dubuffet.

Then, Jean Dubuffet created a 1,600 concrete maze all around the villa with sorts of white menhirs and winding paths to prevent curious people from getting closer. His goal was to be away from his neighbors. The Closerie Falbala was done in 1976! This installation can be visited all year-round and is extended by a tour of the artist’s former studios, where are kept lots of his works, including the model of the work created for Renault Boulogne-Billancourt.

Intrigued by this mysterious building turned masterpiece? Then come and discover it for free on Saturday September 17 and Sunday 18, 2022. Guided tours of the Closerie and the Villa Falbala are held at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. for European Heritage Days. Careful though, tours are only available upon registrations and within limits. Book your tickets now by calling +33 (0)1 47 34 12 63.

Practical information

Dates and Opening Time
From 17 September 2022 to 18 September 2022



    Sentier des Vaux
    94520 Perigny


    Official website

    01 47 34 12 63

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