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Musée de la Grenouillère

Dedicated to the famous “guinguette” where Renoir and Monet painted side by side, the Musée de la Grenouillère pays homage to a joyful era of festivities along the banks of the Seine.
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Description

The floating, open-air café La Grenouillère opened in 1858 at Croissy-sur-Seine, just west of Paris. By the end of the 19th century, it had become an unmissable stop for artists, who flocked to the river banks in search of fun and inspiration. They included some of the greatest names of the era. It was in this lively guinguette that art history was made when Monet and Renoir painted together in 1869, creating five exceptional Impressionist masterpieces.

The spirit of this mythic guinguette, which no longer exists, is kept alive thanks to the Musée de la Grenouillère’s collection. The museum, which opened in 1998 in the magnificent Château de Croissy, plunges visitors back to the joyful atmosphere of life along the Seine at the time.

A golden era

At the museum, rediscover the spirit of the golden era of the guinguettes. Highlights include engravings by Crafty, Pelcoq, Lafosse, Robida, Grévin, Steinlen, as well as superb works by lesser-known artists, including Clary-Baroux, Heilbuth, Marius-Eraud, Maincent and Morlon. There are also, of course, copies of Monet and Renoir’s famous canvases, which immortalize forever the Grenouillère’s vibrant spirit.

Rich displays shed light on the life and practices of the era, while a varied program of temporary exhibitions completes your journey back to another time. For an invigorating finish, why not end your visit with a walk around the château’s fabulous park or along the riverbanks that were once home to La Grenouillère?

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Community facilities

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Espace Chanorier
12 Grande Rue
78290 Croissy-sur-Seine

Days and opening hours

All year round, every Wednesday and Sunday between 2.30 pm and 6 pm.

Prices

  • Adult: from 5 € Reduced rate: from € 3 Guided group tour: 6 € School guided tour: 3 €.

Facility

  • Lift
  • Toilets
  • Defibrillator
  • Parking

Services

  • Educational visits
  • Guided tours

Activities

  • Temporary exhibition

Tour

Spoken languages

  • French

Guided tour languages

  • English
  • French
  • Italian

Single services tour

  • Unguided individual tours available permanently
  • Guided individual tours on request
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    Access

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    Extérieur
    • access to the establishment: graspable outside call button
    • floor-level pathways
    • pathways that change levels are offset by a sloping surface
    Parking
    • adapted access control to the car park
    • reserved and adapted parking space located close to the entrance of the site
    • parking spaces laid out and connected to the road or building by an accessible pathway
    Accueil
    • reception desk easily identifiable and accessible
    • free admission for one accompanying person
    • free admission on presentation of proof of entitlement
    • the accessible entrance is the main entrance
    • the accessible entrance is the secondary entrance (indicated)
    • staff informed or trained
    • specific tariff policy
    • revolving entrance door
    • automatic entrance door
    • manual entrance door
    Information
    • accessible information plates
    • all documentation graspable
    • performance room with a reserved space
    Vestiaire
    • accessible cloakroom
    Équipements
    • multimedia content access system
    • spaces equipped with reserved spaces and adapted to people in wheelchairs
    • floor-level establishment
    • wheelchair loan
    • seated area available
    • seated areas available (if possible several spread out across the entire site)
    Sanitaires
    • présence d’un lave main dans les sanitaires adaptés
    • accessible communal toilets
    • toilets: transfer direction onto the toilet seat to the right
    • toilets: transfer direction onto the toilet seat to the left
    Escalier
    • Communal staircase adapted for secure movement
    Ascenseur
    • adapted elevator
    • elevator
    Accueil
    • acceo: instant speech transcription and visio-interpretation in French sign language (LSF)
    • reception/information desk equipped with a hearing assistance system with a magnetic loop
    • reservation/contact via SMS and/or email
    • reservation possible by webcam
    Information
    • staff trained in French sign language (LSF)
    Signalétique
    • uniform signage to help people find their way around
    • text/image signage
    Équipements
    • performance or tour assistance aids
    • visual alarm with flashing light in isolated spaces
    • intercom equipped with a hearing assistance system with a magnetic loop
    • audiovisuals are in French sign language (LSF)
    • subtitled audiovisuals
    • visioguide with overlay in French sign language (LSF)
    • subtitled visioguide
    Ascenseur
    • adapted elevator
    Visite
    • audioguides equipped with a volume control device
    • audioguides equipped with induction loops
    • independent visit possible
    • guided tour in French sign language (LSF)
    • guided tour in international sign language (ISL)
    • guided tours with lip reading
    • guided tours with an amplifying device
    • guided tours with a magnetic loop device
    Extérieur
    • exterior pathways identifiable by touch
    • exterior pathways visually identifiable
    • exterior lighting control system in communal areas
    Accueil
    • interior pathways identifiable by touch
    • interior pathways visually identifiable
    Équipements
    • audioguide with description elements
    • audioguide with guidance elements
    • Braille documentation
    • documentation in enlarged characters
    • swell paper documentation
    • floor-level establishment
    • offset or no obstacles at face height
    • navigation assistance tool (e.g. map/model - in relief/large characters/contrasting colours)
    • possibility to control the lighting
    • magnifying glass loan
    • glass surfaces identifiable via contrasted elements in relation to the immediate surroundings
    • audiodescription system
    Ascenseur
    • elevator with audio announcements for each floor
    • elevator with identifiable call buttons
    Visite
    • Legible information plates
    • specific accessible information plates
    • tactile tour
    Extérieur
    • the dangers identified have been addressed
    Information
    • brochures/documentations classified by topic
    • simplified adapted documentation (illustration through images, photos, drawings)
    Signalétique
    • adapted signage
    Visite
    • adapted activities
    • educational workshops
    • adapted room cards
    • specific tours
    Extérieur
    • floor-level pathways
    Accueil
    • adapted opening hours (morning performances)
    • children's programme
    • childcare service
    • family tariffs/free admission for children
    Information
    • secure and closed establishment
    Vestiaire
    • large lockers or left luggage lockers for pushchairs
    • possibility to leave pushchairs at the cloakroom
    Équipements
    • floor-level establishment
    • baby carrier loan
    • pushchair loan
    Sanitaires
    • toilet facilities suitable for children (toilet seat and washbasin height)
    • changing table
    Visite
    • children's/family applications for the tour
    • audioguides with a children's circuit
    • children's visit booklets/games
    • pushchairs accepted for the tour
    • visioguides with a children's circuit
    Extérieur
    • floor-level pathways
    • Pathways that change levels are offset by a sloping surface
    Accueil
    • pets accepted on site and during guided tours
    • reception desk easily identifiable and accessible
    • reception/information desk equipped with a sound amplification system
    • free admission for persons aged over 60
    Information
    • Offer adapted to seniors
    Vestiaire
    • cloakroom
    Équipements
    • documentation in enlarged characters
    • floor-level establishment
    • wheelchair loan
    • magnifying glass loan
    • cane wheelchair loan
    • seated areas available (if possible several spread out across the entire site)
    Sanitaires
    • horizontal support rail
    • diagonal support rail to enable the seated person to raise themselves up easily
    Escalier
    • communal staircase adapted for secure movement
    • private staircase adapted for secure movement
    Ascenseur
    • stairs compensated for by a lift or an elevator
    Visite
    • audioguides equipped with a volume control device
    • audioguides equipped with induction loops
    • Legible information plates
    • Specific accessible information plates (large characters)

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