Individual visits

Saturday 1st April 2017

Discovering the permanent collections

Saturday 1st April 2017

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.

Practical information

Place :

10, rue Gustave Flaubert
10 400 Nogent-sur-Seine

Horaires & Tarifs :

At 2 PM

Rate per person: €3 + general museum admission
Duration: 1 hr

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

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

A work, a tale



Narcissus 

“While drinking, seduced by the image of his beauty, he falls in love with an insubstantial reflection, he takes for a body what is a mere shadow.”

Ovid, Métamorphoses, Book 3, French translation by Joseph Chamonard (Paris, Garnier Flammarion, 1966)

This story relates the myth of Narcissus, inspired by the tales told by Ovid. Often represented in paintings and sculptures, discover the story of this mythical figure who fell in love with his own image. A short presentation of the plaster work by Paul Dubois and the subject therein represented follow this storytelling: a life-size figure, seemingly lost in thought and contemplation, with a flower at his feet…

Public: children aged 4 and older
Admission per person: general museum admission
Duration: 15 minutes

 

Sakountalâ

“My body moves forward, but my spirit disagrees and falls backward, like a silk banner born into the wind.”

“Oh love, of which only the ashes remain, how could you burn so for beings such as I”

Kalidasa (ca. 4th-5th centuries), The Sign of Sakuntala, play in 7 acts, French translation from the Sanskrit by P.-E. Foucaux, 1867

 

Sakuntala is a poem by the famous Hindu poet Kalidasa (ca. 4th-5th centuries). This story, inspired by translations and theatrical adaptations of the poem during the 19th century, relates the fable of Sakuntala.

A short presentation of what this “elegiac” theme managed to awaken in the oeuvre of Camille Claudel follows this storytelling. The plaster work Sakuntala earned Camille Claudel an honourable mention at the Salon des Artistes Français art exhibition in 1888. A marble version of this work entitled Vertumnus and Pomona is housed at the Musée Rodin. Presented at the Salon d'Automne in 1905, the bronze version was renamed The Abandonment and cast by Blot.

Public: children aged 4 and older
Admission per person: general museum admission
Duration: 25 minutes

Hands-on artistic workshops for younger visitors



A face? A head of hair? A portrait?

Children will make charcoal sketches of elements of Aurora and of Rodin’s portrait. The materiality of a head of hair, its organic aspect highlight the wonderfully smooth face, and inspire the budding artists in creating what could initially be a very personalized drawn portrait. 

Charcoal drawing

Public: children aged 5 and older
Rate per person: €5 per person
Duration: 1 hr 30 mins 

Upcoming dates: Wednesday 12 April 2017, at 3 PM

Reservations required by email.

 

More than a portrait?

Hair and beards serve to enhance the busts by Camille Claudel, as in Aurora and her portrait of Auguste Rodin.

Inspired by these works, children model a bust in which features such as hair and beards embellish a face that often tends to disappear…

Modelling

Public: children aged 5 and older
Rate per person: €5 per person
Duration: 1 hr 30 mins 

Upcoming dates: Wednesday 19 April 2017, at 3 PM

Reservations required by email

 

In movement

After contemplating the translation of movement into sculpture, children model a dancer, a runner, an archer… How can this be done by focusing on posture? 

Public: children aged 5 and older
Rate per person: €5 per person
Duration: 1 hr 30 mins 

Upcoming dates: Wednesday 19 July 2017, at 3 PM

Reservations required by email.

Sculpture gets “all worked up”

Coming soon: the young visitors programme for August.

Young visitors workshop, with the participation of the Compagnie Polychrome

Programme upcoming

Public: children aged 6 and older
Rate per person: €5 per person
Duration: 1 hr 30 mins 

Upcoming dates: Wednesday 12 July and Wednesday 26 July 2017, from 2:30 to 4 PM and from 4 to 5:30 PM

Reservations required by email.

 

Hands-on artistic workshops for families



A mineral, rocky, vertiginous… modelling

This skin, so smooth, of a face or body is magnified by a mineral shock of hair, by a rocky labyrinthine beard, by a vertiginous enlacing drapery…

Children and parents participating in this hands-on artistic workshop and contemplating works by Camille Claudel: do you still only see faces and bodies?

After an initial modelling in clay of some portion of the human body complemented by drapery, hair or a beard, you exchange your works with other members of the family for further inspiration. What new meaning or direction do you now lend the sculpture? Will your work be swallowed up by drapery, hair or a beard, features that are hardly of secondary importance? Will admirers be tempted to lose themselves in the sculpture’s depths and asperities?

Public: children aged 4 and older
Rate per person: €5
Duration: 1 hr 30 mins 

Upcoming dates:
23 April 2017, at 3 PM

Reservations required by email.

 

Artists in dialogue, or “I don’t copy, I seek inspiration”

Contemplating connections between the works of Camille Claudel and Auguste Rodin, two indisputably famous sculptors, will shed light on the creative process, particularly during the 19th century. To assimilate this nuance between “copying” and “drawing inspiration from” another’s work, parents and children work in pairs, with one partner starting from a work produced by the other. How may one benefit from another’s creation, while at the same time breathing new life into it?

Public: children aged 4 and older
Rate per person: €5 per person
Duration: 1 hr 30 mins 

Upcoming dates:
28 May 2017, at 3 PM

Reservations required by email.

 

Family workshop, with the participation of the Compagnie Polychrome

Programme upcoming

Public: children aged 6 and older
Rate per person: €5 per person
Duration: 1 hr 30 mins

Upcoming dates: 25 June 2017, from 2:30 to 4:30 PM and from 4 to 5:30 PM

Reservations required by email.

Individual tours for younger visitors




For the inauguration of the Musée Camille Claudel and its events programme, two collection tours are offered younger visitors.


Discovering the permanent collections

This tour allows children to discover the unique world of the museum. While exploring the collections, children observe and learn to distinguish the various forms of sculpture (bas reliefs, high reliefs, in-the-round sculptures, etc.), allowing them to understand the particularity of this art. Several sculptures will be studied to explore artistic creation during the time of Camille Claudel.

Public: children aged 6 and older
Rate per person: €3 for the tour
Duration: 45 minutes

Upcoming dates:

26 March 2017, at 3 PM
29 March 2017, at 3 PM
1 & 2 April 2017, at 3 PM

Discovering Camille Claudel (1864-1943)

This tour provides children with an introduction to the sculptures of Camille Claudel. It sheds light on certain specificities of the artist’s oeuvre. The children observe portraits by the sculptor, as well as figures whose postures express certain human feelings and emotions.

Public: children aged 6 and older
Rate per person: €3 for the tour
Duration: 45 minutes

Upcoming dates:
26 March 2017, at 4 PM
29 March 2017, at 4 PM
1 & 2 April 2017, at 4 PM

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

Family audio guide



Visitors follow Henri, a student at the École des Beaux-Arts of Paris in the 1890s and a great admirer of his contemporary, Camille Claudel. While visiting his family, he takes the opportunity to travel to nearby Nogent-sur-Seine, in the company of his younger sister Amélie, to discover the museum. A lover of painting but above all very curious, Amélie teases her brother regarding his passion for sculpture. But in the end, Henri succeeds in winning his sister over…

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Families and younger visitors

Families and younger visitors

Group visits




The Camille Claudel Museum provides you with a team of professional tour guides trained in art history and the specifics of sculpture. Whether it's your first visit to the museum or you know the works like the back of your hand, our guided tours will help you discover the sculptures in the collection from different perspectives ! The Must-Sees


Camille Claudel 

This tour places Camille Claudel's journey in its historical and biographical context, allowing visitors to discover the largest collection of the artist's works.

 

The women of the museum

Who are the women behind the museum's sculptures? Discover these women, some familiar, some less so: beloved mistress or abandoned lover, goddess, heroine…


The techniques in question

From the choice of materials to the specialists involved in the project, this tour provides insight into the roles of the participants in the creation of a sculpture.

 

Customized Tours

To enjoy personalized tours on other themes, please contact the Public Services Department. Tours can be conducted in French, English, German, Italian, Spanish, or Russian.

 

Guided Tour of the Permanent Collections with a Camille Claudel Museum Guide

A team of professional guides and art historians will lead you through the galleries, highlighting the richness of the collections.

Duration : 1 hour 30 minutes 

Group of up to 9 people :

  • Group rate €110 + visitation fee €45 (excluding temporary exhibition periods)
  • Group rate €110 + visitation fee €60 (during temporary exhibition periods : from March 30 to July 28, 2024 and from September 14, 2024 to January 12, 2025)

 

Group of 10 to 25 people :

  • Group rate €110 + visitation fee €4.50 per person (excluding temporary exhibition periods)
  • Group rate €110 + visitation fee €6 per person (during temporary exhibition periods : from March 30 to July 28, 2024 and from September 14, 2024 to January 12, 2025)

Tour with External Guide

Individuals wishing to speak during the tour must provide proof of their right to speak at the time of booking.

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

Group of up to 9 people :

  • Right to speak fee €25 + visiting fee €45 (excluding temporary exhibition periods)
  • Right to speak fee €25 + visiting fee €60 (during temporary exhibition periods : from March 30 to July 28, 2024 and from September 14, 2024 to January 12, 2025)

 

Group of 10 to 25 people :

  • Right to speak fee €25 + visiting fee €4.50 / person (excluding temporary exhibition periods)
  • Right to speak fee €25 + visiting fee €6/person (during temporary exhibition periods : from March 30 to July 28, 2024 and from September 14, 2024 to January 12, 2025)

 

Audiophones

  • Fee €30 (if the group does not have its own equipment, rental of audiophones is mandatory)

 

Self-guided tour without guide group of 10 to 25 people :

 

  • Visitation fee €4.50/person by reservation only (excluding temporary exhibition periods )
  • Visitation fee €6/person by reservation only (during temporary exhibition periods : from March 30 to July 28, 2024 and from September 14, 2024 to January 12, 2025)

 

Additional information

Reservation required by mail

Download the booking form

 

for more information, call : +33 (0)3 25 24 76 34


Free parking spaces are available in the Fournier car park at 1 rue Paul Fournier or in the church parking lot in the city center.

 

 

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 admission
Duration: 1 hr

 

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 admission
Duration: 1 hr

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 admission
Duration: 1 hr

 

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.

Adults activities

Adults activities