Claude François' Mill
Covid-19 information : a health pass or a test taken within the last 48 hours is required at the entrance.
In 1964, Claude François, looking for a peaceful place to spend his days off, discovered a 12th-century water mill in the pretty little village of Dannemois, south of Paris. Quickly dubbed “Le Moulin” (The Mill), this house became a haven of peace just a few kilometres from the hustle and bustle of Paris, as well as a party venue for the showbiz personalities of the time.
“Cloclo”, as he was known, lived in Dannemois until his death in 1978 and is buried in the village cemetery, where fans can come to pay their respects.
Since 1998, the Moulin has been returned to its former glory by Mr and Mrs Lescure, a couple of bakers from the Dordogne.
The owners decided to restore the dwelling to exactly how it was in the singer’s time. The museum collections are regularly expanded, new renovations are carried out, a restaurant has been set up and many shows are staged. You will discover costumes, tour memorabilia, and the singer’s bedroom and bathroom, kept exactly as it was.
Make sure you stop off at the shop to stock up on souvenirs.
And to keep the magic alive, Claude François’s greatest shows are shown on a big screen in the adjoining tearoom. Cloclo forever!
Take the opportunity to discover the Domaine de Courances only 2km away.
Access and contact
Days and opening hours
Every day throughout the year. Closed Tuesday and Wednesday.
- 15 €
- Adult: 15 € Child: 7 € Disabled: 12 €.
Free entry for children < 5 years.
Single services tour
- Guided inividual tours obligatory