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

    6 p.m.: Wednesdays 19 July, 2 August, 16 August 5.30pm: normal visit: Wednesday 12 and Tuesday 25 July, Wednesday 9, Thursday 24 and Tuesday 29 August

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