Group visits



Guided tour of the collections / temporary exhibitions, by a museum lecturer-guide

Discovering the permanent collections

Camille Claudel (1864-1943)

Duration: 1 hr to 1 hr 30 mins (25 persons max per group)
Tour rate: €60 + €4 admission per person

Tour with “right to speak”, for a group of 10 to 25 persons led by a lecturer-guide

The right to speak out loud in the exhibition rooms is strictly regulated. This right is limited to: Musée de France curators, teachers leading their students, persons holding a valid professional lecturer-guide card, and persons specifically granted permission by the Museum Curator.

Groups must be equipped with headphones in order to benefit from this right to speak out loud.

Right to speak: €10  
Individual admission: €4 per person
Headphones rental: €30 (fixed rate)

 

Self-guided tour upon reservation of a visit window

 

Informations complémentaires

Reservation required : View contact form

Download the booking form

Prebooking possible starting 3 January 2017
Information: +33 (0)3 25 24 76 34

Your bookings will be confirmed by e-mail or post.

Groups are kindly requested to gather 10 minutes prior to the start of the tour at the museum reception.

Parking spaces available at the Parking Fournier car park (free): 1 Rue Paul Fournier, 10400 Nogent-sur-Seine, and at the church car park in the town centre.

Individual visits



Discovering the permanent collections

This tour allows first-time visitors to discover the museum and its collections testifying to the great richness of sculptural creation between 1870 and 1910. Why a Musée Camille Claudel in Nogent-sur-Seine? How to interpret this proliferation of sculptures in the public sphere? What is “serial sculpture”? What new forms of representing movement were especially characteristic of the 19th century? By considering Camille Claudel’s oeuvre within the context of the sculptural art of her period, the artist’s personality is clearly revealed.

Rate per person: €3 + general museum admissionDuration: 1 hr

Third Sunday of the month

Upcoming dates:

26 March 2017, at 11:30 AM, 2 PM (LSF - French sign language) and 3:30 PM1 & 2 April 2017, at 2 PM8 & 9 April 2017, at 2 PM16, 23 & 30 April 2017, at 2 PM

And starting 21 May 2017 (LSF): every 3rd Sunday of the month, at 3 PM

 

Thematic tours of the collections : Camille Claudel (1864-1943)

This thematic tour presents Camille Claudel’s artistic career within its historic and biographic context. Her artistic precociousness and first steps as a young sculptor, her creative dialogue with Rodin, and the intense period of activity preceding her confinement to an asylum in 1913. The works focused on during this tour – from Old Helen to Perseus and the Gorgon – are representative of the artist’s entire career and clearly demonstrate the expressive treatment of her portraits, as well as her search to express human feelings and emotions. Camille Claudel combines the expressive naturalism of the representation of human bodies with a symbolist searching, thereby creating a sculptural oeuvre stimulating a meditation on universal, timeless themes.

Rate per person: €3 + general museum admissionDuration: 1 hr

Upcoming dates:

26 March 2017, at 2, 3 and 4 PM (LSF - French sign language)1 & 2 April 2017, at 3 PM8 & 9 April 2017, at 4:30 PMAnd starting 14 May 2017: every 2nd Sunday of the month, at 3 PM

 

Thematic tours of the collections : Camille Claudel (1864-1943) et Auguste Rodin (1840-1917) through the collections

Camille Claudel became an assistant to Auguste Rodin while he was still working on The Gates of Hell, a commissioned work begun in 1880. While collaborating with Rodin, she managed to also pursue her own artistic production. The works focused on during this tour shed light on the years of close collaboration and the artistic connections between these two sculptors who first met in 1882 and had a passionate and complicated love affair. During this period, Camille Claudel sculpted the bust of Auguste Rodin, while the latter conjured the figure of Camille Claudel in several of his works, including France and Farewell. Finally, the tour lingers over a more intimate exploration of Camille Claudel’s The Mature Age; this work evokes the lovers’ separation, while also touching upon a theme dear to this artist: man’s fate.

Rate per person: €3 + general museum admissionDuration: 1 hr

Saturday

Upcoming dates:13 May 2017, at 3 PM

 

Reservations recommended: +33 (0)3 25 24 76 34 or by email.

On-site registration at the museum reception, 30 minutes prior to the start of the tour: subject to availability.

Opening of the musée Camille Claudel

Sunday 26 March 2017

Opening of the musée Camille Claudel in Nogent-sur-Seine

Sunday 26 March 2017

Opening of the musée Camille Claudel in Nogent-sur-Seine

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Nogent-sur-Seine and around



Cultural heritage

Nineteenth century atmosphere

Walk around the streets of Nogent, the gateway to the Aube department and the Champagne region. Discover the charm of the river Seine’s and « Olive Island ». Admire the St. Laurent Tower (43m) and the old half-timbered houses that where a lot of such famous people lived, as Henri IV, Louis XIV, Napoléon 1st in 1814, and more recently, Flaubert and Claudel. Thanks to Paul Dubois and Alfred Boucher the local museum was created with their wonderful works.

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Natural heritage

La Bassée, gem of the Seine valley

The Monteuil, living laboratory of the Bassée. From there, there is not far to go (on foot,by bike or by car) on the shores of the lake of Monteuil, a totally transformed, as the «  Olive island » to become a living wetland laboratory of Bassée. This former quarry strikes and its surroundings have been gradually acquired by the city of Nogent in recent years.

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Everyday life

Top-quality equipements

With its numerous shops, craft and manufacturing industries and its river traffic, Nogent-sur-Seine is a dynamic town with a promising future, offering an undisputed quality of life. The annual trade fair of St-Simon, at the end of october, born of the Champagne fairs of the Middle Ages, as well as funfairs and many events punctuate Nogent’s life throughout the year. The traditionnal market takes place every Sunday mornings on the Place de la Halle. Food is very present in Nogent thanks to quality establishments.

Economic dynamism

Handcraft, commerce and industry

Chief town and subprefecture of the Aube department, Nogent-sur-Seine is situated on the borders between the Brie and Champagne regions, 100 km southeast of Paris and 55 km from Troyes. It covers an area of 2,007 hectares (about 5,000 acres) and has a population of 5,600 inhabitants. Its river port, the second cereal port of France and its Nuclear Centre Electricity welcome many visitors each year.

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Open call for artist-in-residence proposals, in partnership with the CAMAC contemporary art centre of Marnay-sur-Seine

May 2017

Launch of the call for residency applications, in May 2017

May 2017

Launch of the call for residency applications, in May 2017

Upcoming – Launch of the call for residency applications, in May 2017

The Musée Camille Claudel (Nogent-sur-Seine) and CAMAC (Marnay-sur-Seine) will launch a joint call for artist-in-residence proposals in May 2017. This artist-in-residence programme is meant to encourage artistic creation, while promoting exchanges and dialogue between the invited artist and visitors to the CAMAC contemporary art centre and the Musée Camille Claudel. This first call for proposals will invite an artist-choreographer to offer his/her critical perspective on both the collections and sculptural creation.

 

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Entrevus-Camille

From 6 to 13 mai 2017

Hands-on workshop

From 6 to 13 mai 2017

Hands-on workshop

Sign up now for “Entrevus-Camille”, a hands-on corporeal mime workshop hosted by the Compagnie Hippocampe.

Information and reservations: +33 (0)3 25 24 76 34

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Auditorium

Musée Camille Claudel
10 Rue Gustave-Flaubert
10400 Nogent-sur-Seine

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Hands-on workshop

Saturday 20 May 2017

Entrevus-Camille

Saturday 20 May 2017

Entrevus-Camille

Sign up now for “Entrevus-Camille”, a hands-on corporeal mime workshop hosted by the Compagnie Hippocampe. 

Group composition of a short performance based on sculptures by Camille Claudel, to be presented during the European Museums Night on 20 May 2017 at the Musée Camille Claudel in Nogent-sur-Seine.

We invite you to participate in this group experiment drawing inspiration from Camille Claudel's oeuvre to create a collective composition. Together explore the foundations of a unique creative process, the dramatic art of which will initially rely on movement.

The workshops will focus on various mime techniques: body segmentations, dynamo-rhythms and causalities, as well as figures drawn from the corporeal mime repertoire. The goal is to learn how to articulate movement, to lend it a certain dynamic quality, and to develop one’s stage presence.

Luis Torreão

Director, actor and corporeal mime instructor. State-certified drama teacher. Director of the Compagnie Hippocampe and its school. Studied corporeal mime in Paris and in the United States under Thomas Leabhart, working as his assistant from 1997 to 2003.

His dramatic creations include: Les Collectionneurs, La chambre de Camille, Labyrinthe 1, Of Men and Women and Traçado. Since 2000, he has taught corporeal mime at the Hippocampe in Paris and has led numerous training courses in France and Brazil.

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Free admission

From 5 to 11 PM

Opening

Sunday 26 March 2017

Creation by the compagnie Joëlle Bouvier

Opening
Sunday 26 March 2017

Creation by the compagnie Joëlle Bouvier

To mark the opening of the Musée Camille Claudel on 26 March 2017, the Compagnie Joëlle Bouvier presents a performance echoing the oeuvre and creativity of Camille Claudel, inspired by the “sensuality”, “dizzying depth” and “fiery spirit” of her sculptures: “Rather than simply copying and setting them in motion, we will draw inspiration from the world conjured by these sculptures. The Gossips, Crouching Woman, The Abandonment, The Mature Age, Dream by the Fire… all of these bodies – full of ardent love, desire, solitude, compassion, heaviness, infinite sweetness or astounding fervour – will serve as guides in our creating a choreography that also evokes Camille Claudel the woman.” (Joëlle Bouvier)

In 1980, Joëlle Bouvier created the ESQUISSE company, in collaboration with Régis Obadia. She has co-produced 15 choreographic works performed around the world and co-directed 4 short films awarded prizes at numerous festivals (Official Selection at the Cannes Film Festival, FIPA d’Argent, Prix de la SACEM, etc.).

Her numerous creations include De l’Amour (2002), Le Voyage d’Orphée (2004), Face à face, La Divine Comédie (2006) and Ce que la nuit raconte au jour (2008).

She was awarded the critics’ grand prize for Tristan & Isolde, Salue pour moi le monde !, set to the music of Richard Wagner, voted best performance of the 2015/2016 season.


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Auditorium
10, rue Gustave Flaubert
10400 Nogent-sur-Seine

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Performance times not yet set
Admission per person: free
Duration: around 10 minutes

No reservation required. Subject to availability.