Colette is one of the greatest French authors; she brought to the French language a level of perfection that has rarely been equalled. She was also one of the most liberated women of her time, a source of inspiration for generations of readers, a pioneer and an example for the emancipation and liberation of women in the 20th century.
It was here inside the walls and garden of the house where she was born that Gabrielle. Colette acquired her knowledge of plants and animals, learned from her mother Sido. Her acute attention to all living things, her love of freedom and her way of viewing the world using all the senses became the hallmark of a style unique in the history of literature.
More than just the house of a writer, Colette’s childhood home is the birthplace of her creativity.
Come and discover – or rediscover – the life and work of someone who always remained faithful to one area, Puisaye, and one region, Burgundy!
Not to be missed is the black and white film showing at the museum next door to which Colette lent her voice.