Musée de la Maison Fournaise

Musée Fournaise

Queen of the guinguettes in the time of the Impressionists, La Maison Fournaise presents a new visit-with-show in its own museum: Renoir as Impressionist, an immersive experience!

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Located on the Impressionists’ island of Chatou, La Maison Fournaise in the 19th century was a prime spot for a colourful artistic crowd that came to have fun and dance on the water’s edge. Won over by the charm of the lovely building and its idyllic setting, which he called “the prettiest spot anywhere around Paris”, Auguste Renoir used its gorgeous balcony as inspiration and backdrop for his famous “Luncheon of the Boating Party”, in 1880.

Accessible from Paris by RER A, La Maison Fournaise has since 1992 housed a museum above its restaurant, and owns a rich collection of paintings and archives from the golden age on the banks of the Seine (not exhibited at present). To mark the centenary of Renoir’s death, the museum has been revamped and now offers a brand-new visit-with-show that pays tribute to the artist in an original immersive experience.

Renoir in hologram!

Enter the museum and, in the company of the famous painter, explore the Chatou of the late 19th century as if you were there.

All along the visit in reconstructed period décors, Renoir comes to life before your eyes thanks to new technologies, and tells you about his life, his hopes, and his work. A series of holograms, digital animation and videos will totally immerse you in the period of the Impressionist painters.

A stunning setting for learning in a fun way!

Visits start every 30 minutes. Arrive 15 to 20 minutes before the time. Length of the visit-with-show: approximately 60 minutes.

Booking recommended.

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Access and contact

3 rue du bac
Île des Impressionnistes
78400 Chatou

Days and opening hours

Every day throughout the year. Closed Monday and Tuesday.


  • Full price: 9 €.


  • Parking nearby
  • Car park
  • Covered car park
  • Free car park
  • Coach parking
  • Toilets
  • Shelter for bikes/mountain bikes


  • Shop


  • Temporary exhibition
  • Entertainment evenings
  • Children's entertainment


Spoken languages

  • French

Documentation languages (home)

  • French

Single mean time tour

50 mins

Single services tour

  • Unguided individual tours available permanently
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  • Not accessible in a wheelchair
Please note: the museum is not yet suitable for people with reduced mobility. Only the reception and the shop area located on the ground floor are accessible.

3 rue du bac
Île des Impressionnistes
78400 Chatou

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