The Jean Cocteau Museum


Visit the Jean Cocteau Museum - the Bastion, located on the seafront of Menton.

Find out all about the Bastion and the current exhibition.
We present this magnificent museum in a few lines.

Séverin Wunderman Collection


Each year, a renewed display of the museum's collections allows the plural genius of Jean Cocteau to be reflected.
The reading of his work, eminently complex and of a considerable richness of thought and expression.
It can only be conceived by taking its source in the poetic inspiration of the artist.

This fourth tour, since the opening of the museum in November 2011, offers a cross-section of these worlds in which he evolves.
The obsession with right and wrong and the figure of the double are omnipresent in his work.
They represent the Ariadne's thread of a totally mastered thought, inscribed in the globality of the creative act.

Jean Cocteau Museum in Menton

The Jean Cocteau Museum

This tour is an opportunity for the Musée Jean Cocteau to draw on the wealth of current scientific research on the artist's work. It is thus inspired by the book by David Gullentops and Ann Van Sevenant, "Les Mondes de Jean Cocteau", Non Lieu, Paris, 2012.

Musée Jean Cocteau exhibition


The hanging of the collections around the "Universe of Jean Cocteau" was accompanied by the exhibition "Jean Cocteau, passeur de lumière".
This exhibition was conceived by Sandra Blachon and Juliette Philippe with the participation of Christian Rolot, Audrey Garcia and Pierre Caizergues from the University of Montpellier III, custodian of an important "Cocteau collection".
Pascale Lyautey from the Maison de Jean Cocteau in Milly la Forêt and Ioannis Kontaxopoulos also take part in this joint work.

Le Bastion de Cocteau open


MENTON - Le Bastion @Joëlle Martin (145)

In 1957, while the poet was working on the decorations for the wedding hall, Mayor Palmero suggested to Cocteau that Menton should have "a museum of his works, in the Bastion which ends the dyke between the port and the promenade".
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