House Elsa Triolet-Aragon - Saint-Arnoult-en-Yvelines - Park

In the heart of a 5-hectare park, the Moulin de Villeneuve takes you into the intimacy of the couple of writers Elsa Triolet and Louis Aragon.

House Elsa Triolet Aragon

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Exhibition the Atlas

From April 27 to August 25

The Atlas

Heir to the minimalist aesthetic, Jules Dedet known as Atlas, explores the duality and complementarity of black and white.

Atlas exhibition

In the heart of a 6-hectare park, the Moulin de Villeneuve takes you into the intimacy of Elsa Triolet and Aragon. This late XNUMXth century mill was often the setting and source of inspiration for the couple's writings. This is where some of the finest pages of French literature were written.

This house of writers today affirms a triple vocation:

– Place of memory with the apartments and the tomb of the two writers;
– Place of research with a library of more than 30 volumes; 
– Place of contemporary artistic creation.

Exhibitions (painting, sculpture, photography) as well as meetings and musical performances take place there all year round. 

The Elsa Triolet-Aragon House, multiple spaces

Office House Elsa Triolet-Aragon

The mill

It was in 1951 that Aragon decided to offer Elsa the Russian, the uprooted, the foreigner “this little piece of land in France”: this mill established at the beginning of the XNUMXth century. Vestiges of the milling activity remain: the wheel cage is at the heart of the large living room, itself leaning against the reach. The couple's favorite objects and works by artist friends have remained intact, creating a warm and unique atmosphere. 

House Elsa Triolet Aragon - Saint-Arnoult-en-Yvelines

The Park

The park of nearly 6 hectares invites you to a country getaway.
A walk through the meadows, woods and "tears" that follow one another, allows the visitor to discover the places that inspired Elsa and Aragon. Undergrowth with a humid, twilight atmosphere and dazzlingly naked meadows rub shoulders and intertwine. The authenticity of the park is reinforced by the presence of spontaneous vegetation. 

Sculpture garden - Maison Elsa Triolet-Aragon - Saint-Arnoult-en-Yvelines

The sculpture garden

The Maison Elsa Triolet – Aragon hosts a permanent collection of sculptures which is enriched each year with works by artists who are friends of the place. 
Che staged tour will introduce you to some thirty works by contemporary artists.
Children's journey: pictograms to share, discuss, discover the works as a family.

Parquet ball - modern dancing - Maison Elsa Triolet-Aragon - Saint-Arnoult-en-Yvelines

The modern dancing

Built between 1943 and 1946 during the fashion for dance halls, the ballroom with wooden floors and stained glass windows is listed in the supplementary inventory of historical monuments. It is the privileged place for shows and seminars organized at the Moulin, and can be rented for your special occasions.

Some pictures of Maison Elsa-Triolet-Aragon

© Nicolas DUPREY CD 78 06 - Rambouillet Tourist Office
Cour 2 Cre¦udits house Triolet Aragon - Rambouillet Tourist Office
Maison Elsa Triolet Aragon @META 2 - Rambouillet Tourist Office
© Nicolas DUPREY CD 78 04 - Rambouillet Tourist Office
Maison Elsa Triolet Aragon @META 4 - Rambouillet Tourist Office
© Nicolas DUPREY CD 78 03 - Rambouillet Tourist Office
MTA house summer 2021 06 HD - Rambouillet Tourist Office
© Nicolas DUPREY CD 78 11 - Rambouillet Tourist Office
  • Rates visit of the house and the park
    • Full price: 9,50 €
    • Reduced price: €7,50
    • Free: under 12, press card
  • Opening times
    • Everyday
    • 14pm to 18pm

-15% discount on this site with the Smart Pass!

Rue de la Villeneuve – 78730 Saint-Arnoult-en-Yvelines

+01 30 41 20 15 XNUMX