Paul Belmondo Museum
Château Buchillot is an architectural gem and was brought up to date in bold, creative style to house the Musée Paul Belmondo and the work of an artist now seen as the last of France’s great 20th-century classical sculptors. Paul Belmondo’s timeless works are beautifully showcased in this majestic yet intimate setting. The collection comprises 259 sculptures and moulds, 444 medals and 878 drawings, along with 870 books from the artist’s personal library. The sculptor’s workshop is also evoked while the garden and courtyard harbour some of his most famous works, alongside pieces from other sculptors of the same era. There is also a tactile gallery where visitors can appreciate the sculptures not only with their eyes but also with their hands, to get a feel for the prolific sculptor’s gestures.
Sculptures in the heart of Paris
With monumental sculptures commissioned by the State, the engraving of hundreds of medals for Monnaie de Paris (the national mint), busts for private commissions, drawings, watercolours and charcoal drawings, when Paul Belmondo passed away at the age of 83 on 1 January 1982, he left behind a substantial body of work. It includes the bas-relief on the Palais de Chaillot, the copy of Carpeaux’s “La Danse” on the façade of Opéra Garnier in Parisand the sculptures Jeannette and The Athlete that can now be admired in the garden of Tuileries, just a stone’s throw from the Louvre.
Make the most of your visit to explore the nearby Museum of the 1930s.
Access and contact
Days and opening hours
From 02/01 to 31⁄12 between 2 pm and 6 pm. Closed on Monday. Closed exceptionally on May 1st and December 25th.
- 7 €
- Reduced price: 5 € Adult: 7 €.
Free entry for children < 26 years, disabled people, disabled people and accompanying persons.
- Temporary exhibition
Single services tour
- Unguided individual tours available permanently
- Guided individual tours on request