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Visite guidée : Colette à Besançon, la belle époque

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    Although little known to the general public, there are links between Besançon and one of the greatest writers of French literature. In 1900, Henry Gauthier-Villars, alias Willy, a prominent journalist and Colette's husband, bought a property in Besançon, in a remote part of the city called Les Montboucons. Colette was very attached to this house and spent all her summers there until 1905. When the couple divorced, Willy sold the house, much to Colette's regret. This dramatised walk, led by a tour guide and an actress, takes us to the rhythm of Colette's magnificent prose and the places she frequented during the Belle Époque.


    Opening periods

    3 p.m.: Tuesdays 13 February, 12 March, 16 April Theatrical visits at 6pm: Tuesdays 26 June, 16 July, 23 July, 30 July, 6 August, Monday 12 August, Tuesday 20 August
    Wednesday 06/26-from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
    Tuesday 07/16-from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
    Tuesday 07/23-from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
    Tuesday 07/30-from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
    Tuesday 08/06-from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
    Monday 08/12-from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
    Tuesday 08/20-from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

    Practical information


    Cultural activities
    Guided tours
    Interactive tour


      MINI Max Additional information
    Free of charge0Free: 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