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Foujita's workshop and house

7/9 Route de Gif
91190 Villiers-le-Bâcle

Latitude : 48.726145 / Longitude : 2.123822

01 69 85 34 65
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Fan d'Essonne
Located in the Mérantaise valley on the edge of the Saclay plateau, the Maison-atelier Foujita invites you to discover the home of French-Japanese painter Léonard Foujita, where he spent the last years of his life.


Located in the Mérantaise valley, the small rural house was remodeled by the painter in the early 1960's. In this preserved site, the visitor can discover the intimate atmosphere of a painter trained at the School of Paris.
On the top floor of the house, the artist's studio is kept intact. Brushes, pigments, models and murals (preparation of the work done in the chapel "Notre Dame de la Paix" in Reims) reveal all the wealth and secrets of a creator.
In the presbytery, a reception area of ​​the place of memory, the visitor can prolong his visit through temporary exhibitions and by consulting the works kept in the documentation center.
Museums exhibiting works by Foujita:
> Museum of Modern Art of Paris
> Faure Museum, Aix-les-Bains
> Museum of Fine Arts, Reims
• National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, Japan
• Departmental Museum of Modern Art Hokkaido, Sapporo, Japan
• Small Palace Museum, Geneva, Switzerland

Informations pratiques


From 01/06 to 30/09.
Closed Monday and Wednesday.

From 01/10 to 31/05.
Closed Monday and Wednesday.
Week days : guided tours by appointment only. Visits are subject to a minimum number of 5 participants (individuals or groups already formed).

Weekends : free visits without appointment.


Free of charge.


Visites individuelles

Guided individual tours available permanently

Visites groupées

Guided group tours available permanently




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