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Visite guidée : Colette à Besançon, la belle époque

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    In this year of 2023, dedicated to Colette (1873-1954), it is fitting to recall the links between Besançon and one of the greatest writers of French literature. In 1900, Henry Gauthier-Villars, alias Willy, a very prominent journalist and Colette's husband, bought a property in Besançon in a district far from the city, the Montboucons. Colette was very attached to this house and spent all her summers there until 1907. When the couple divorced, Willy sold the house, much to Colette's regret. This guided tour of the town centre is available as a normal visit with a guide, but also in a theatrical version, combining a guide and actress to shed light on two literary geniuses in an entertaining way.


    Opening periods

    3 p.m.: Tuesdays 13 February, 12 March, 16 April
    Tuesday 03/12-from 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm
    Tuesday 04/16-from 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm

    Practical information


    Cultural activities
    Guided tours
    Interactive tour


      MINI Max Additional information
    Free0Free: for disabled people, jobseekers and children under 12.
    Basic rate8
    Special rate6Reduced rate: Students, under-18s, member associations of the Tourist Office and Convention Bureau